Runaway Brush Fire Destroys Multiple Acres and Mobile Home

by | Jan 17, 2018 | Fires, Public Safety

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Runaway Brush Fire Destroys Multiple Acres and Mobile Home

Holly Pond & Walter Fire Departments Get Blaze Under Control

The day of fires in Cullman County continues.

Firefighters have been dispatched by Cullman e911 to a rural location south of Holly Pond in the 2400 block of County Road 688.

This is in the bend of the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River across the county line from Blountsville.

The 911 call concerned a reported ‘brush fire with structure endangered’.

Personnel from both Holly Pond and Walter Fire Departments are working to contain the blaze at this time.

We just spoke with Hunter Looney of Walter Fire who was among the first on the scene:

“We have got a good size acreage on fire out here. We have a perimeter of containment around it now. Unfortunately, the brush fire moved to an abandoned trailer on the property. That structure was fully involved in flames when we got here. That’ll be a total loss.”

Firefighters have quite a land area to extinguish. Despite an air temperature of 23°, a wind chill of 10°, all sorts of equipment freezing challenges to contend these responders have this blaze within sight of being fully extinguished.

The source of the fire is yet to be determined.

These men are all volunteers working the rough terrain and bone-chilling conditions for free. It is impressive to witness.

County Road 688

Runaway Brush Fire Destroys Multiple Acres and Mobile Home

Timothy Collins

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.

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