Articles Tagged “fire”

  • 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…

  • Try-2-Recycle Fire

    Around 8 this morning, there was a container fire in the yard of Try-2-Recycle on 15th Street. We asked Huntsville Fire Department Training Captain Jason January about what caused the fire . . . .…

  • Lee Drain Building at SHSU Closed Earlier Due to Elevator Motor Burnout

    Sam Houston State University Assistant Police Chief James Fitch informed us earlier today that the fire truck and police car activity on the university campus was in regard to a fire alarm at the Lee…

  • Fire Chief Grisham Passes Along Safety Tips on Burning

    With the lifting of the ban, some local residents have begun burning accumulated brush. We talked with Fire Chief Tom Grisham recently about burning . . . . Grisham said, “Setting large brush piles on…

  • Police News

    Police News

    In Huntsville Police news, on the night shift last Friday police were called to the 2300 block of Gainous Street where an unknown suspect had set fire to a mobile home. On Saturday’s day shift,…

  • TDCJ Bus and Tow Truck Accident North of Town this Morning

    A major accident occurred this morning near the 126 mile marker on I-45, north of town. DPS Trooper Erik Burse reports that shortly before five this morning, two tow-truck drivers were removing a vehicle that…

  • Immediate Burn Ban Implementation Approved for Judge Pierce

    Because of fluctuations toward dryness in the Keetch-Byram Index numbers, a drought index designed for fire potential assessment, Administrative Assistant to County Judge Danny Pierce, Sherri Pegoda, requested in Court Monday that Commissioners allow the…