CSX train carrying chemicals derails near Allendale, S.C.

...m., Allendale County dispatch received a call of a train derailment. EMS and fire departments responded," he said.Additional support from fire departments from Allendale, Fairfax and Martin, CSX Hazardous Materials, Savannah River Site...

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future

...according to information from the Richmond County Fire Department."It has evolved into a citywide epidemic," said...Smith proposed passing an ordinance to allow the fire department to burn down abandoned homes for training purposes. He...

New year brings parade of repairmen

...could not handle was that this simple task also required a ladder so long it would be the envy of most volunteer fire departments, along with the agility of an athletic squirrel.I have neither. But I do have the phone number of someone who...

Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

...she'll raise the issue of amending the city's consolidation act to give the city administrator authority to hire and fire department heads at a Thursday meeting with Augusta-area legislators."I want to discuss the pros and cons of making that...

Cold weather forecast for area Wednesday night

...flammable material being placed too close to heat sources."As the temperatures decrease, this is the time to increase knowledge of ways to prevent a fire," said Dee Griffin, public information officer for the Augusta Fire Department.

Inspection condemns four motels, part of another

...unknown substances. They also discovered roaches and bedbugs, rotting wood, leaking plumbing and other issues. The fire department responded after inspectors found a gas leak in one of the rooms."The gas leak makes it a fail completely," said...

Baltimore Ravens settle grievance with Ray Rice

...team as offensive line coach after working for the Dallas Cowboys the past three seasons. PANTHERS: The Charlotte Fire Department says the improper installation of a modular fireplace or a material defect caused a fire that resulted in $500,000...

Common household items can cause fires, officials warn

...products we may not even want to bring them into our homes," said Lt. Carlton Bradley of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.In the last year, Bradley said he's seen two cases of home fires that resulted from homeowers not knowing how...

Commission seeks delegation help in Atlanta

...to raise other issues, such as Commissioner Mary Davis' request to give the city administrator power to hire and fire department heads. But Davis said she wasn't dropping the matter."I definitely plan to have ongoing conversations concerning...

Seven people, including four children, escape house fire Thursday

...including four children ? were inside a home at 1608 Princeton Lane when the residence caught fire, according to Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee GriffinChildren in the home ranged from five months old to eight years-old and everyone escaped...