Articles Tagged “fire”

  • 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…

  • Vehicle Fatality Wednesday

    Seventy-year-old Huntsville resident Hadi Adib died Wednesday afternoon after his 2008 Hyundai hit an electrical pole on Autumn Lane in Huntsville. Witnesses saw the car ignite into flames after hitting the pole. Before the fire…

  • County Commissioners Move Forward in Helping Fire Departments

    In Walker County Commissioners’ Court Tuesday, Commissioners approved moving forward in the use of Title III funds for volunteer fire departments. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell explains . . . .

  • Commissioners Meet this Morning

    Walker County Commissioners will meet this morning at nine at the Courthouse. Commissioners will review various departmental reports. Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will hold a public hearing concerning the closing, vacating, and abandoning…

  • New Waverly Structure Fire Extinguished

    The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a residence on Front Street in New Waverly Tuesday afternoon around five. Responders were able to extinguish the fire before it caused damage…

  • Important Fireworks Information (Created by Eric 'WizKid' Odom)

    Important Fireworks Information

    The Walker County Commissioners Court has issued a ban prohibiting any fireworks classified as “skyrockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins.”

    No person may sell, detonate, ignite, or in any way use the fireworks included in this ban. Any offense under this ban is classified as a Class C Misdemeanor. For more information see inside this post.

  • Holiday Safety Tips

    Holiday Safety Tips

    Christmas and the holidays are an exciting and busy time but with all the joys of the holiday season come potential safety hazards that can cause injury or even death. Help prevent injuries at Christmas and during the holidays by following these tips…