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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Orvetta Angelic Patterson) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Monday night, a blaze broke out in a vacant building in downtown Fort Payne. Firefighters responded immediately to put out the fire that could have

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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones) FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Saturday, August 4, the Fort Payne Fire Department kicked off their ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign at Five Points. In the past, fire fighters have set up at the World’s Longest

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 3128 recently honored Lieutenant Joshua Michael Jennings with the National VFW Firefighter of the Year Award. Jennings was chosen over 10,000 other VFW

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PHOTO: (Left to right) Senator Phil Williams, Sheriff Todd Entrekin, Representative Becky Nordgren, Etowah Co. Deputies Andy Reed, Hayden Clements and Tyler Cline, along with Representative Mack Butler. (Contributed Photo | Alabama Senate) By Staff Reports  MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Thursday, the

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Update: This event was cancelled on Friday, January 12th due to the potential for Winter Weather during time frame of the drill and the ongoing flu emergency.) According to a statement

PHOTO: The scene on Government Circle in Geraldine where two were killed in an early morning apartment fire. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Staff Reports GERALDINE, Ala. — Two fatalities have been confirmed in an earlier morning apartment fire in Geraldine,

(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

(File Photo)  By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 9:17 yesterday, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call from 911 about a house fire with a possible person inside the residence,