Bath man, 68, charged with arson after second home fire

...investigators were called to 19 Wall St. on Sept. 2 for a suspicious fire. It was the second fire that the Midland Valley Fire Department had responded to at the residence.According to an incident report, a neighbor told police that Sampie Alvin Noakes...

Broad Street fire still under investigation

The Augusta Fire Department continues to investigate a fire that damaged a Broad Street building...on the lower level, was damaged, according to Dee Griffin, a fire department spokeswoman, and there was heavy damage to the second floor...

Lawnmower runs over Ga. boy

...after 6 p.m. Sunday in Ball Ground, a Cherokee County community about 50 miles north of Atlanta. Cherokee County Fire Department spokesman Tim Cavender said the father was backing the mower up when the child walked behind it and was knocked down...

Fire at Chicago air traffic center halts many flights

...early Friday alerted authorities, according to the complaint. A 911 call from the control center brought a suburban fire department to the scene, where paramedics followed a trail of blood past a gas can, two knives and a lighter, the complaint...

Fitness plan for Augusta firefighters taking shape

...firefighters prompted the Augusta Fire Department to start a mandatory wellness program earlier this year.The fire department had been making strides in improving...together before coming to work.The fire department hopes the new program will also...

Wrightboro Road reopens after construction causes gas leak

...the scene. The leak was caused "by a construction company hitting a service line to a residence," according to fire department spokesperson Dee Griffin.The problem was repaired by 12:25 p.m. Monday and all roads were reopened.

Brush fire closes Talatha Church Road for a time in Aiken

...About 4:30 p.m., five area fire departments were called to the blaze in...Cooper, of the New Ellenton Fire Department.The fire, which started just...7 p.m., the New Ellenton Fire Department remained to clean up, Cooper...

Officials issue 'do not swim' order for Savannah River

...issued the warning after swimmers training for a triathlon discovered the substance after entering the water, the fire department said in a statement.The department's water rescue team managed to trace the substance from the mills area downstream...

9 decontaminated after chemical exposure at Wrens home

...Initial response by Wrens Fire Department and Wrens Police Department revealed...hospital.Members of the Louisville Fire Department conducted a second decontamination...initiated at the scene by Wrens Fire Department as a precautionary measure...

Rants & Raves

...someone who happened to be black. What would you do?FOLKS KEEP complaining about the PR/education position with the fire department, but it's been said that the money is not coming from any department budget, which would affect salaries, and...