Fire

McCullough warehouse goes up in flames
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Firefighters have returned daily to tame fiery flare-ups at the site of a January 31 blaze that destroyed a massive seed warehouse at a McCullough cotton gin. Smoke was reported coming from the warehouse, part of Frank Currie Gin Company, around 12:45 p.m. on January 31. The burning cotton seed has continued to combust, long after the major flames were quelled by volunteer firefighters…
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Was Freemanville house fire arson? By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A California woman, shortly after finally securing a judicial ruling that she was the rightful owner of a Freemanville Drive home, was notified on Christmas Day that she now owns nothing more than an acre of land on which there is a pile of ashes and charred rubble. The 1,443-square-foot brick and wood home that once stood there was…
Smoke-fire detectors save lives in most home blazes
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The arrival of 2019 will also mark the onset of the three-month period during which Lower Alabama usually experiences its coldest weather. And the arrival of cold weather increases the odds of a devastating or fatal fire inside the home. Although surveys indicate that most Americans believe otherwise, fire experts agree that in most cases individuals have as little as two minutes to escape…
Pets perish as fire destroys McRae Street home
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A McRae Street home was destroyed and several pets inside perished when an Oct. 29 fire that started in the home’s kitchen burned through the roof and spread throughout the dwelling. Atmore Fire Chief Ron Peebles said two AFD fire engines and 10 firefighters were dispatched to the scene around 5:59 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke and flames coming from the brick home,…