Fire Destroys Backyard Apartment Garage In Garden City

by | Jan 18, 2018 | Breaking News, Fires, Public Safety

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Fire Destroys Backyard Apartment Garage In Garden City

Firefighters from Garden City and Hanceville Fire Departments were dispatched by Cullman e911 to an address along 2nd Avenue SW (aka Brooks Avenue) in the Town of Garden City.

The mid-morning 911 call concerned a fully involved structure fire at the address.

Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered an apartment/garage complex behind a single family residence consumed by flames. The unit was located right next to an in-ground swimming pool.

When firefighters arrived copious amount of gray/white smoke filled the skies over Garden City. Flames were visibly showing at multiple locations of the structure.

Two items of good fortune helped firefighters at this location: comparatively mild weather and a nearby fire hydrant.

Crews from Garden City and Hanceville Fire & Rescue knocked down the main fires with 20 minutes.

The apartment housed one young male occupant. He was not physically injured in the incident. However, he was understandably shaken up by the ordeal. We also learned the young man lost most of his possessions inside the structure.

Members of Hanceville Police Department also participated in the firefight early on, moving water hoses and running nozzles.

Always vigilant Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail was also involved in a support role during the early parts of the event.

As we left the address, firefighters were finishing ventilation of the structure, and transitioning into recovery and salvage mode.

While the walls and roof are still standing, the interior of the apartment/garage sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage.

It is believed a space heater may have been the original source of this fire.

Garden City, AL

Fire Destroys Backyard Apartment Garage In Garden City

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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