1 dead, 1 severely burned in Augusta fire on Crawfordville Drive

Henry Jefferson III, 51, was found dead inside the home at 3625 Crawfordville Drive, which Rich­mond County sheriff's deputies and firefighters were called to about 11 p.m., according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

Richmond County fire sends one to hospital

...land Avenue, but other than that it didn't hurt any structures," said Bryan McFeely, a battalion chief with the Augusta Fire Department. "We were able to contain the fire before it reached any other (houses or buildings)."The fire was...

Arson suspected in house fires

...water and extinguished the flames. Police said the scene also had the odor of an accelerant. Lt. Neal Brown, of the Augusta Fire Department, was called to the scene to investigate. He told police that the fires showed evidence of arson.

Committee gives Gold Cross Augusta EMS zone

Gold Cross EMS won an administrative victory over Augusta Fire Department on Thursday when a regional committee voted to give the ambulance company exclusive access to Augusta calls for emergency...

Augusta firefighter released from hospital after Thursday brush fire

...overnight."A stick hit him above the eye, but fortunately it wasn't anything too serious," said Byron Taylor, Augusta Fire Department special operations chief.The fire, which caused so much smoke that Damascus Road and parts of Highland...

Council to revisit November selection of area EMS 'zone provider'

...work for, or have worked for Gold Cross ? as well as Augusta Fire Chief Chris James.Nearly two years ago, the newly promoted Augusta fire chief drew the city commission's attention to the...

EMS council must revisit November decision to name Augusta 'sole provider' of emergency services

...providing the bulk of emergency medical services under a self-renewing contract with the city.Around two years ago when Augusta Fire Chief Chris James began pushing to revisit the loosely-written contract, Gold Cross revealed its intent to become...

Fire-damaged building on Broad Street to be torn down

...he said.While fire damage was confined to the third floor, the first and second floors were destroyed by water.Augusta fire investigators have determined the blaze started on the third floor and cited arson as a possible cause, but have not...

Augusta house fire claims one life

...and tried to help said that Williams was unable to walk because of a recent stroke.Beginning about noon Sat ur day, Augusta fire investigator Lt. Neal Brown was shuffling through the charred structure, attempting to pinpoint the fire's origin...

Laney student, 14, charged with arson

...Alfonzo Williams, the Richmond County Board of Eduction Director of Public Safety.The school was evacuated while the Augusta Fire Department put out the fire. No injuries were reported.Williams said his department has filed a petition against...