Fire and Rescue Weekly Status Report 4/8 – 4/14

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Brush Fires Emergency Med Calls (EMS) MVC (Vehicle Accidents
4/8/18-4/14/18 3 1 90 6
Haz. Conditions Air Transports Search/Tech. Rescue Other Total Calls
2 2 1 5 108

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Downtown fire shuts down North Avenue

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – A house on North Avenue fell victim to an electrical fire just before 7 p.m. on Friday night, April 13, according to Ellijay Fire Chief Sam West.

The damage to the house as seen on the following day after the fire.

The damage to the house as seen on the following day after the fire.

As fire units responded to the blaze, officials said they had the blaze contained and dying inside of 30 minutes. However, authorities remained on scene into the night monitoring the site and digging through debris for “hot spots.” West said a standard investigation concluded the cause to be an electrical issue.

No one was injured in the fire, and West has confirmed with FetchYourNews that no adjacent buildings were damaged in the fire or the emergency response. The main house, however, suffered extreme damage as most of the roof burned away and the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage during the incident.

Chief West stated that they received the call to respond to the fire at 6:50 p.m. and had North Avenue closed almost the entire time units were on scene, until just before 11 p.m. that night.

 

 

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Gilmer Fire and Rescue Weekly Report 3/25 – 3/31

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS) Extrications MVC (Vehicle Accidents
3/25/18-3/31/18 2 1 73 2 3
Haz. Conditions Air Transports Search/Tech. Rescue Other Total Calls
8 2 1 3 95

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Fire and Rescue Weekly Status Report 3/18 – 3/24

Police & Government
Dates Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS) MVC (Vehicle Accidents Vehicle Fires
3/18/18-3/24/18 3 69 7 2
Haz. Conditions Search/Tech. Rescue Other Total Calls
1 1 3 86

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Fire and Rescue Weekly Report 3/4 – 3/10

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Brush Fires Emergency Med Calls (EMS)
3/4/18-3/10/18 1 4 69
MVC (Vehicle Accidents Haz. Conditions Other Total Calls
7 1 3 85

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Fire and Rescue Weekly Report 2/25 – 3/3

Police & Government
Dates Brush Fires Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS) MVC (Vehicle Accidents
2/25/18-3/3/18 1 1 79 5
Haz. Conditions Air Transports Other Total Calls
10 3 7 103

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Gilmer Fire and Rescue Weekly Report 2/18 – 2/24

Police & Government
Dates Emergency Med Calls (EMS) MVC (Vehicle Accidents Air Transports
2/18/18-2/24/18 102 4 2
Search/Tech. Rescue Other Total Calls
2 3 113

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Box truck shuts down Highway 515

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – A box truck heading north on Highway 515 stopped traffic when it wrecked late Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27.

Authorities on scene worked quickly to clear the right lane of northbound traffic as nobody was seriously injured in the accident. The truck went off the road and came to rest on the guard rail near Highway 515 Auto Auction.

According to Gilmer County Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett, two people were in the truck at the time of the crash. At this time, Highway 515 is open to traffic again while workers are clearing the road.

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