Tag "Firefighters"

PHOTO: Reggie Byrum, Pastor at Mercy Temple in Pisgah, beginning the memorial service with a prayer. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — This morning at 8:48 am (Monday, September 11) in the Tom Bevill Enrichment

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

PHOTO: A fire broke out late yesterday at a cottage at Nippersink Lodge near DeSoto Falls. Firefighters with the Mentone Fire Department, as well as the Valley Head and Hammondsville Fire Deparments responded to the call. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By

PHOTO: The aftermath of the fire on Tuesday, just behind City Hall on 2nd St West in Fort Payne. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On Monday night, at approximately 12:30 am, emergency services

PHOTO: The call went out about 11 am yesterday (June 15), and Fire Fighters from Rainsville and Sylvania responded. A firefighter from the Dogtown Volunteer Fire Department who was near by also assisted with tackling the blaze.  (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Today (June 15), at approximately 3 pm, a tragic accident occurred on Highway 35 in Rainsville, near “Roadside Que” (Intersection of Highway 35 and Old Highway 35). The accident occurred during the

PHOTO: Tickets are being sold by the North Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District for a grocery shopping spree at PriceLess IGA in Fort Payne! (File Photo | U.S. Forestry Service) By Staff Reports  MENTONE, Ala. – How many grocery shopping carts

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, a blaze broke out in the old DeSoto Mills Building in Fort Payne. Hundreds of cotton bales are reportedly burning. The Fort Payne Fire Department is on the scene, and

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 Governor deployed an Alabama National Guard UH-60 ‘Black Hawk’ helicopter to assist with battling the wildfire on Lookout Mountain. (Wikimedia Commons)  By Staff Reports MENTONE, Ala.  – On Friday, Governor Robert Bentley activated an aviation unit of the