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(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville Fire/Rescue Chief Willimac Wright issued a statement on a new program the department is doing to help ensure more residences have smoke detectors: The death toll for residential home fires in

PHOTO: Rainsville Fire Chief Willimac Wright (Center) and Captain Derrick Summerford with representatives with BlueScope Buildings. (Rainsville Fire Department) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Recently, the Rainsville Fire Department received help from local businesses to upgrade equipment

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com MENTONE, Ala. — Since November 9, local firefighters have been working non-stop to contain multiple blazes on Lookout Mountain. Much of this battle is being waged by the North Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District

PHOTO: The Fox Mountain fire has burned a total of 1,971 acres in Alabama and Georgia combined. (Wildfire | USFWS/Southeast) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This fall, north Alabama is suffering from one of the

PHOTO: One of Fort Payne’s new fire engines at Station No. 1 By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Fire Department and Chief Don Fischer have recently added two new fire engines to the