Photos and text submitted by Pat Lightcap
In the midafternoon of Sunday, February 10, 2013 Madison County 911 Center received a report of a structure fire at 412 Sampala Lake Road. Madison Fire/Rescue was first on-scene and reported the sturcture was fully involved. Additional help was requested from New Home Fire/Rescue and Greenville Fire/Rescue. Because the fire had spread to an open field the Division of Forestry was requested. Tri-County Electric and Progress Energy responded to secure the electrical lines. Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene as well as Madison County EMS. The American Red Cross was notified to assess the needs of any residents. The State Fire Marshall’s office was also notified. No injuries were reported as of the writing of this article at 4:50 PM.
Photos and text submitted by Pat Lightcap
In the mid afternoon of election day, November 6, 2012 a structure fire was reported to Madison County 911 Center. Units arriving at 123 Lee School Avenue in the town of Lee found a home with flames and smoke pouring out. This was the fourth structure fire in Madison County since October 19, 2012 with a fire in downtown Greenville. On October 23 there was a building fire on Sundown Creek Road south of I-10 and on Sunday, November 4 a home burned on Happy Drive in the city of Madison. The State Fire Marshall has been called to each of these incidents. Responding to the fire today was Lee Fire/Rescue, Pinetta Fire/Rescue, Madison Fire/Rescue, Madison County Emergency Medical Services and the Madison County Sherrif”s Office. In addition to the Fire Marshal, the Red Cross is responding to today’s blaze to assist the residents. No injuries were reported.
Submitted by Pat Lightcap
On Sunday, February 19, 2012 Madison 911 Center received an early evening report of a structure fire at 393 NE Aloe Avenue in the Hansen area off Hwy 145 North in northern Madison County. A large storage shed was fully involved as fire personnel from Pinetta Fire/Rescue, Cherry Lake Fire/Rescue, and Madison Fire/Rescue arrived at the scene. Because of winds gusting to approximately 30 mph the Florida Division of Forestry responded to help isolate the fire to the area around the structure. Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Madison County EMS also assisted. The cause of the fire was unkown at the time of this report (7:00 PM). No injuries were reported.
This 2001 Mercury was involved in a wreck and a fire. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report by Trooper Tom Roderick, the vehicle running off the road at the 253-mile marker on Interstate 10, the vehicle, driven by Muriel S. Baxley, 63, of Lynn Haven, smashed into a large pine tree after hydroplaning off the road during a rain storm. According to Madison Fire & Rescue, the car ignited and became engulfed after being towed to Jimmie’s Tires on Highway 53 South. Workers were able to detach it from the tow truck before damage could be done to it. Firefighters Billy Howard, Brandon Fleming and Justin Frank are shown fighting the fire in the inset.
A fire that happened Friday evening, between 8 and 9 p.m., is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.
According to the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department, they a call to a home on the Bellville Highway. When they arrived at the meeting, the home was not fully engulfed as was earlier reported.
Pinetta firefighters, Assisted by the Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Madison Fire and Rescue, were able to contain the fire to a wall and part of the attic.
Most of the damage done was caused by smoke.
Damage was estimated at between $15,000-20,000.
Submitted by Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Photo by Pat Lightcap
On Jan. 16 at approximately 4 p.m. in the Hamburg/Lovett area, (King Drink Box) a fire of a suspicious nature was located. The Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification of person(s) responsible for this fire.
If you have information regarding this fire that has been caused by an intentional act, please call: 1-877-NO-ARSON (1-877-662-7766).
At 12:43 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2011 Madison Fire/Rescue responded to a report of heavy smoke near the area of Hudson Street and MLK (Hwy 360-A). Upon arrival fire units found a private burn in progress that jumped one of the fire lines. The wind was also blowing flames toward three structures. Assistance was requested and New Home Fire and Rescue and the Division of Forestry sent personnel and equipment. The fire was contained to the prescribed area and no damage or injuries were reported.