Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

>Another Fire

May 5, 2009

>Fire on Dartmouth Avenue

This one story Queen Anne cottage at 1809 Dartmouth Avenue burned in the predawn hours today. The home was built c. 1905, and no one was living in the house.

Should We Be Embarrassed?

I don’t travel up Carolina Terrace to Dartmouth Avenue often, and until yesterday had never noticed the street sign at the intersection. I’m also not the best speller around, and am thankful for spell check and my unofficial editors who point out my errors. But it’s a bit embarrassing that the city street folks do not even know how to spell the names of the streets. Let’s see how long it takes to correct it.

Senate Candidate Forum Tonight

The election for state Senate District 19 is May 12, and there will be a forum for candidates tonight at 6:00 at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Fairfield. The candidates are trying to win the seat formerly held by E. B. McClain, who was removed from office after being convicted of misusing his office.

There are 8 candidates: Louise Alexander of Bessemer, Merika Coleman of Birmingham, Priscilla Dunn of Bessemer, Eric Major of Fairfield, Lawrence McAdory of Bessemer, Rod Scott of Fairfield and Madilyn Southern of Fairfield.

District 19 covers parts of Bessemer, Fairfield, Hueytown, Midfield and surrounding areas.

>Fire in Bessemer

December 12, 2008

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When I left home tonight to go to the Public Building Authority meeting the air smelled funny. Something was burning.
It was a building at Fourth Avenue and 2oth Street, the building housing Gibson Sheet Metal. It was hard to tell where the fire started, it could have been in the building in the center of the block that The Foundry uses for storage. At the other end of the block is a building I think owned by the development board, and it was empty, I am told.

Here are a couple of pictures, taken with my phone.

Lots of water going on this fire. Two streams (help me Wayne, what’s the right terminology?) from the ladder truck, one from the back of a truck, and one from the ground.