AFD

Firefighters contain mobile home blaze
Usually, when firefighters are dispatched to a mobile home fire, hopes of actually saving the fast-burning dwelling are not all that high. Their main points of focus are on making sure no one is still inside the structure and preventing the usually destructive blaze from spreading to adjoining structures. That wasn’t the case, though, on January 5, when Atmore firemen arrived around 1 p.m. at a single-wide Liberty Street house…
Liberty St. mobile home damaged by fire
Atmore firefighters and police officers, along with Alabama Power technicians, were wrapping things up around 1:45 p.m. at the scene of a fire that significantly damaged a Liberty Street mobile home. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. AFD units responded to find thick smoke and some flames coming from the single-wide residence. Firefighters were able to contain the major fire damage to the bedroom where the blaze broke out,…
AFD at APL
These Atmore firefighters visited the Atmore Public Library Summer Reading Program Friday, June 23. Topics they went over with the kids included Stop, Drop, Cover (your fact), and Roll, and having a meeting place outside with family members in case of a fire. The program ended at the two fire trucks in the library parking lot. Shown, from left, firefighters, Eugene Edwards, Brandon Barber, Ethan Smith, and Jake Lambert.
Wrecked AFD pumper won’t be replaced
AFD Chief Ron Peebles and Mayor Jim Staff each confirmed that an Atmore Fire Department pumper, totaled while on its way back from a Dec. 31 structure fire, won’t be replaced. However, all its vital equipment and parts will be salvaged for application to what had served as the department’s reserve unit. “We don’t really need (a replacement),” Peebles said. “We’ve got one truck that we hardly ever use, and…
AFD fights illegal controlled burns – One citation issued
Atmore firefighters had to extinguish two separate fires on Friday (April 14), each the result of a controlled burn that was illegally set, including one that resulted in a citation. The first blaze, reported at 12:20 p.m., sent AFD and Poarch personnel to 65 Martin Luther King Drive, where a demolition crew had been tearing down a house and burning the debris a few yards away. A wind gust apparently…