Suspect arrested in fire set at Augusta bank

...investigating after someone set a fire in an Augusta bank over the weekend.A suspect has been arrested, according to Augusta Fire spokeswoman Dee Griffin, athough a name has not been released.Firefighters and police were called to Regions Bank...

Firefighters say small fire started in bank bathroom after closing

...Regions Bank, 1219 Augusta West Parkway, Monday morning after an employee discovered a smoky haze in the building. An Augusta Fire Department arson investigator discovered someone had set a fire in the bathroom sometime after the bank closed for business...

Early morning fire destroys Fort Gordon building

...streets near the western end of Chamberlain Avenue.The building was not occupied and no one was injured, Mathews said. The cause is under investigation, he said.The Fort Gordon, Grovetown and Augusta fire departments responded to the fire.

Billy Cox

...Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Mr. Cox had retired with the rank of Captain after 29 years with the Augusta Fire Department. After retirement, he went on to work at the Augusta Country Club. In addition to his wife, Jackie...

Augusta fire personnel attend Macon firefighter's funeral

Augusta Fire Chief Chris James and two dozen other personnel traveled to Macon, Ga...for a fellow firefighter who gave his life to help someone else."The Augusta Fire Depart ment has collected $2,000 to assist the families of three of...

Crews extinguish blaze Thursday on North Leg Road

Augusta fire crews extinguished a blaze Thursday afternoon on North Leg Road at Wylds...area, Griffin said.Two intersections were closed during the fire.The Augusta Fire Department has put out a fire danger advisory until 7 p.m. Thursday...

Winter precipitation expected Tuesday

...were on standby as a precaution, Tucker said. In Augusta, three salt trucks and two sand trucks were ready to use, Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said in a statement. The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency's...

2 fires damage yards, sheds in south Augusta

...which occurred in the 4000 block of Pinnacle Way, damaged two sheds, a privacy fence and four backyards, according to Augusta Fire spokeswoman Dee Griffin. The first happened in the morning and the second around 4:30 p.m., Griffin stated...

Augusta firefighters rescue three dogs from burning shed

Fire crews rescued three dogs from a blazing shed Thursday afternoon.Members of the Augusta Fire Department responded to the 1600 block of Mill Street, where at least one dog was tied up near the burning shed, according to...

Magnet school students learn basics of firefighting

...organize a response to an apartment fire and a car accident with injuries.Williams, the chief of training for the Augusta Fire Department, explains unfamiliar terms as the dispatcher talks."It's like this all day long," Williams said...