Articles Tagged “fire”

  • Grass Fire Monday Night

    Walker County Dispatch reports there was a grass fire off 1696 and Scales Ranch Road last night around 7:30. About two acres were burned, and the fire was put out. No injuries were reported.

  • Bryan Firefighters Remembered

    Bryan firefighters Eric Wallace and Greg Pickard, who died as a result of a fire last Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bryan, were honored Wednesday morning at a public memorial at Central…

  • Two Bryan Firefighters Die in Fire

    A fire at the Old Knights of Columbus Hall on Groesbeck Drive south of downtown Bryan Friday night resulted in the deaths two Bryan firefighters. Two other firefighters were injured. Lieutenants Eric Wallace and Greg…

  • County Featuring Advice on Dead Trees on Website

    An article now on the Walker County website covers issues arising from dead trees. In the article, “Texas A&M Forest Service is encouraging homeowners and landowners to remove fire-and-drought-killed trees that are within falling distance…

  • Meeting for Disaster Volunteers

    Mark your calendars. The first meeting to form the “Walker County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster” is scheduled for next week. Texas District Disaster Response Coordinator from United Methodist Church, Rick Carpenter, tells us more…

  • Man Rescued from Car on Highway 190 East Thursday

    Thursday, Walker County Emergency personnel were able to help an unidentified man escape serious injury in a one-vehicle accident where he was trapped in his vehicle which caught fire on Highway 190 East near Dodge.…

  • Christmas Tree Fire Safety Advice

    Many Christmas trees are already up in homes across Walker County. However, if you’re about to go shopping for a real tree or about to put one up, Fire Chief Tom Grisham has some fire…

  • Chief Grisham Adds Caution on Holiday Fireworks Use

    This week, the decision was made to continue to let the sale and use of fireworks, including skyrockets with sticks and missles with fins, continue in Walker County–outside the city limits only. Huntsville Fire Chief…

  • New Waverly Fire Update

    For the second time in two nights, and for the third time last week, New Waverly Firefighters were summoned to fight a building fire and arrived within minutes, extinguishing the fire before major damage could…

  • Home Fire Safety

    As temperatures fall over the coming days, residents will be firing up their home’s heating appliances– many for the first time this year. Home heating fires often occur at the worst possible time, breaking out…