A home on Piedmont Highway was destroyed Saturday night after it caught fire around 9:45 p.m. The house was located between South Lewis Road and Cornelius Road. Firefighters from Blooming Grove, Esom Hill, Prior Station, Young’s Station and Lake Creek fire departments responded to the fire. Upon arrival of fire crews the house was fully engulfed in flames. (more…)
An accident on Piedmont Hwy. Wednesday night shut down traffic for over an hour. The accident occurred in the 1900 block of Piedmont Hwy. between South Lewis Road and Akes Station Road. An SUV traveling in the west bound lane re-ended a pick-up truck that was also traveling in the west bound-lane sending the pick-up truck flying into a ditch. The two individuals traveling in the pick-up truck were taken to Floyd Medical Center with minor injuries and the individual traveling in the SUV was taken to Polk Medical Center with minor injuries. Polk County Police, Cedartown Fire, Redmond EMS and Polk County Fire were all dispatched to the call, and Polk County Police and Polk County Fire remained on scene for clean up of the accident, which was a lengthy project due to the significant amount of tools that were strewn in the ditches and along the side of the road from the pick up truck.
Firefighters from four Polk County Fire Stations responded to a house fire on Berry Road Thursday night. Crews from Blooming Grove, Esom Hill, Prior Station and Young’s Station fire departments responded to the call around 8:00 p.m. Thursday night. Upon arrival of the first crews, flames could be seen coming from the crawl space of the house. Firefighters entered the house through both the front and back door. Firefighters then removed large parts the ceiling inside the home to gain access to the fire. Crews extiinguised the flames, but the house suffered significant damage. The cause of the fire is unknow at this time.
Crews from 5 Polk County Fire Stations responded to an early morning apartment fire on Friday morning. Firefighters from Young’s Station, Blooming Grove, Antioch, Prior Station, and Lake Creek fire departments responded to the fire on Antioch Road between Tate Road and Huntington Road around 4:15 a.m. The fire affected 2 apartments located within the same building. Upon arrival of Polk County Police Officers flames could be seen leaping from the building and the structure was fully involved. All residents escaped from the apartments unharmed thanks to a neighbor. Crews are currently on scene and Antioch Road between Tate Road and Huntington Road is currently shut down.
Cedartown Fire Department responded to a house fire yesterday on Girard Avenue. Upon arrival crews could see smoke coming from the eves of the structure. Fire crews entered the house through the front door and discovered the fire was in the kitchen area. Firefighters extinguished the flames, as well as searched the home to assure that no one was inside the house. Crews ventilated the house to remove smoke and check hot spots to assure the fire was completely out.
Crews from 6 Polk County Fire Stations worked until the early morning hours extinguishing flames from a hay barn fire. Firefighters from Lake Creek, Fish Creek, Young’s Station, Prior Station, Blooming Grove, and Antioch fire departments responded to the hay fire around 10:00 p.m. Monday night on Lindsey Chapel Road. The hay fire quickly spread to the structure the hay was stacked beside, which was housing a camper. The inside of the building, as well as the camper suffered extensive damage, and 150 round bails of hay were essential ruined. A crew from the Georgia Forestry Commission arrived on scene soon after the first fire crews to assist with the blaze. The Georgia Forestry crew removed the hay from under the shed and away from the structure to attempt to put the hay bails out. Crews battled the blaze for over 4 and a half hours.
An 18-wheeler hauling concrete in a powder form flipped on its side this morning around 8:15 a.m. on highway 27 North near Lewis Road. The driver, Michael Anthony McGehee, 48 of Lincoln, Alabama was killed in the accident. The truck was traveling north when it apparently left the road climbing an embankment, and eventually rolling on its side. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and is being investigated. The accident completely shut down the North bound lane and traffic was diverted to the South bound lane around the accident. Cedartown Fire along with Lake Creek fire station, Polk County Police Officers, and the Georgia State Patrol were all on scene of the accident.
Fire crews from five Polk County Fire Departments responded to an early morning house fire this morning. Firefighters from Young’s Station, Antioch, Blooming Grove, Lake Creek, and Prior Station fire departments responded to the abandoned house on Grogan Road around 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival fire crews found a fully involved structure with a near by out building dangerously close to burning house. Crews quickly extinguished the flames closest to the out building to prevent it from catching fire. Firefighters then extinguished the remainder of the fire and put out hot spots. Crews spent nearly two hours extinguishing the blaze that completely destroyed the home. The cause of the fire is unknown and is currently under investigation.
The Polk County Fire Department along with Cedartown Fire Department responded to a house fire on Shiloh Road early Saturday morning. Firefighters from Esom Hill, Blooming Grove, Young’s Station, Prior Station and Lake Creek fire departments responded to the call after the initial call was made to Cedartown Fire. According to fire officials, 911 was unable to make contact with any Polk County fire station, due to a problem with the radio and paging system. County fire officials were notified by phone and contacted their firefighters by phone. The radio system was fixed shortly after fire crews returned to their stations. The house was a complete lose and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
The Cedartown Fire Department, Redmond EMS, Cedartown Police Officers, Polk County Police Officers, and Georgia State Patrol Troopers responded to a construction equipment accident on Highway 27 North near Wal-Mart, on July 19, 2010. The earth mover was doing work when it went up an embankment and flipped. No one was injured in the accident.