Articles Tagged “fire”

  • West Fertilizer Explosion Caused by Arson

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators now say the fire that destroyed the West Fertilizer plant in 2013 that resulted in the death of 15 people and injured over 400 others was caused…

  • Walker County Road & Bridge Employees to Receive Fire Shelters for Protection from Wildfires

    In Commissioners Court Monday morning, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis requested ordering 10 fire shelters for Walker County Road & Bridge employees who help work fires . . . .   The shelters…

  • Two-Alarm Fire Burns Gulf Coast Trade Center Dorm

    Shortly after midnight Sunday, a two-alarm fire destroyed a Gulf Coast Trade Center dormitory in New Waverly. Over a dozen teens safely escaped the smoke and flames from the one-story structure. Half of the building…

  • Radio & Police Body-Cam Grants Applied For

    At this week’s session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers approved applying for grants for $93,600, $66,700 and $99,900 with a matching frund requirement for one for $16,600. The grants are for body cameras for…

  • Commissioners Approve Elevator Improvements

    At Monday morning’s Commissioners’ Court session, ThyssenKrupp Elevator representative Larnell Rogers gave a presentation, assisted by slides, on needed improvements to elevators in three old buildings in Walker County . . . .   Walker…

  • Raphael Holiday Executed

    Former Madison County resident, 36-year-old Raphael Holiday, was executed in Huntsville yesterday. He had been convicted of setting a fire that ended the life of his 18-month-old daughter and two of her half-sisters around 15…

  • Butch Davis Comments On Recent Fire

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis reported to us at 5:30 this morning that he thanked everyone for their help in taking care of the wildfire at FM 980 and FM 2628 in Walker…

  • Third Annual Haunted Hayride Ahead

    The City of Huntsville’s Third Annual Haunted Hayride will take place at Kate Barr Ross Park on Saturday, October 24, at 6:30 P.M. Tickets will be $5 per hayride and $3 per fire truck ride.…

  • Grass Fire Update

    It was apparently a spark from a blown hay trailer tire rim that started the big grass fire in the FM 980 and FM 2628 area yesterday afternoon and evening in Walker County. The Woodland…

  • Forest Service Offering Temporary Jobs To Qualified Veterans

    The U.S. Forest Service is seeking qualified veterans for paid training in prescribed burns and wildland fire suppression for temporary positions. Veterans selected for the eight-week program must be 18 years or older with an…