Vinemont House Fire Response Challenged By Icing Frigid Temps & High Winds

by | Jan 2, 2018 | Fires, Public Safety

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Vinemont House Fire Response Challenged By Icing Frigid Temps & High Winds

Firefighters from Vinemont-Providence and Gold Ridge Fire Departments along with Cullman Fire Rescue responded to a Cullman e911 call around 2 am on New Years morning.

The call concerned a report of a house on fire along the 2700 block of County Road 1339. The address is in the Vinemont community, not far from Lake George.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered flames penetrating the attic/roof and copious amounts of smoke in the area.

With air temperatures in the teens and wind chill values approaching zero, all three fire departments struggled with mobility and ice formation on apparatus, gear, and equipment.

After an almost 4 hour firefight in completely inhospitable conditions, fire personnel finally extinguished the blaze and associated hot spots.

Observing the structure in daylight Monday, the still standing home has sustained significant fire, smoke and water damage. It will almost certainly be deemed a total loss by insurance claims adjusters.

Cullman EMS maintained a medical team on standby at the location throughout the incident. Fortunately, no injuries to occupants or emergency personnel were reported.

The Cullman County Sheriffs Office also had deputies active at the location.

The Cullman branch of the American Red Cross was called into provided bridge support for the family who lived in the home.

County Road 1339 in Vinemont

Vinemont Fire Response Challenged By Icing Frigid Temps & High Winds

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