Articles Tagged “fire”

  • Deadly Balloon Crash in Lockhart over Weekend

    Saturday morning, 16 people were killed in a hot-air balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas. First reports say the balloon caught fire in midair as it hit a high-voltage power line and then crashed to the…

  • Fire Truck Raffle Underway

    Huntsville Fire Chief Tom Grisham informs us that they’ve got a raffle coming up to raise money to restore a 1947 Seagraves fire truck that the City of Huntsville bought brand new . . .…

  • Ramadan Permits Suspended in Israel Because of Shooting

    Thursday, Israel suspended the majority of special permits for Palestinians to visit Israel during Ramadan and increased police presence following shootings in Tel Aviv Wednesday night by two Palestinians that killed four Israelis. Wednesday night,…

  • Lightning-Caused Fire Wednesday

    The Huntsville Item reports that Wednesday afternoon local firefighters were able to put out a house fire before it resulted in major damage. The fire began when lightning hit the roof of a home in…

  • “GOFUNDME” Account Set Up for Local HPD Officer & Family

    A special “GOFUNDME” account has been set up by the friends of HPD Detective Kevin Hammond and his family who lost their home in a fire last Thursday. The funds will help them in rebuilding…

  • 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…