Boaz was the site of multiple fires during the week of Thanksgiving.
Fire breaks out at Tibbett Circle
Two outdoor sheds, a truck, mobile home and other items were destroyed in a fire at Tibbett Circle, just beyond the city limits of Boaz on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Boaz, Douglas, Nixon Chapel and Pleasant Grove fire departments responded to the fire located off Alabama Highway 168.
According to Lt. Blake Farmer, of the Boaz Fire Department, the fire started outside the home and quickly spread to the outdoor sheds due to strong winds.
The cause has not been determined, but there are several possibilities, he stated. An extension cord was found running out of a bedroom window and into an outdoor shed where it was plugged into a power strip, according to Farmer’s report. A TV and a sewing machine were connected to the power strip.
The truck, which was parked under a metal awning was heavily burned, could not be ruled out as the source of the cause, he stated.
No injuries were reported.
Fallen tree sparks flames in Boaz
Strong winds blew a tree onto power lines and caused a small fire on Alabama Highway 179.
According to the Boaz Assistant Police Chief Walter Colbert, officers received a call from a resident Sunday who said the tree that fell onto the power line was burning. Within minutes of responding to the call, gusts of wind spread the fire towards residents’ homes.
Dispatch notified the power company and a local volunteer fire departments as well as the Boaz Fire Department to assist, Colbert said. Officers helped notify residents to clear the area. No injuries were reported, and the fire was quickly contained. No structures were damaged.