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3 Alarm Fire Displaces Center Hill Family

by | Jul 18, 2017 | County News, Cullman, Fires, Public Safety

The structure is a complete loss. The Cullman Chapter of the American Red Cross was summoned to the location.

Emergency responders were called to a location in the Walter community by Blount County 911 around 5 pm this afternoon Firefighters were dispatched to tackle a fully involved structure fire in the 1200 block of County Road 641.

The call coming through Blount County delayed the response time as the call had to ultimately be patched back through the Cullman e911 system.

Fire departments from Walter, Hanceville, and Berlin were active at the scene. A medical team from Cullman EMS staged nearby along with a deputy from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office.

Walter firefighters have worked on this fire incident right up until 10 pm tonight.

A line crew from Cullman Electric Cooperative was called in to disconnect power to the structure.

No occupants were in the home at the time of the fire. There have been no injuries reported to firefighters.

The structure is a complete loss. This rental property is burned down to the foundation with only a few wall studs still visible.

The home was inhabited Eryn Parker along with her three young children as well as a number of household pets. Although unconfirmable due to the extent of the fire damage at the residence, concerns exist that at least one of those pets may have perished in the blaze.

The Cullman Chapter of the American Red Cross was summoned to the location. They will provide short term assistance to Parker and her children.

We just spoke with both Captain Jacob Hudson of Hanceville Fire & Rescue and Fire Chief Randall Henderson of Walter Fire Volunteer Fire Department during the incident. Neither man was willing to speculate on the nature of the fire itself, or what may have caused it:

The Alabama State Fire Marshal has been contact. It is expected that office will investigate the cause of this fire.
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3 Alarm Fire Displaces Center Hill Family

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.

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