AFD stays on the go

Published 10:58 am Sunday, July 20, 2008

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore Fire Department has been busy within the past week responding to many incidents throughout the city.
Tuesday evening AFD responded to a fire at 1070 McRae St.
The fire on McRae Street was to an abandoned home. AFD responded at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday and left at 6:39 p.m. with four units and 10 firefighters on scene.
The McRae Street fire is still under investigation.
Thursday was full of activity for Atmore’s firefighters.
AFD responded to a gas leak on Church Street, which caused fire to shoot out of the ground, Thursday at 12:33 p.m.
Staples said Atmore Fire Department, Atmore Police Department, the Utilities Board and Atmore Ambulance responded to the scene.
AFD was on scene until 1:27 p.m.
AFD had two engines on site and one on standby. There were six firemen on scene and two on standby. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Volunteer Fire Department was also on standby.
Just after returning from the gas leak fire, AFD responded to a fire at 1:57 p.m. Thursday on North Johnson Street.
There were two AFD engines and six firefighters on scene.
A 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe caught fire on Tumbling Lane Thursday at 10:05 p.m. AFD along with Alabama State Fire Marshals, Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office are investigating this incident.

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