Fireman Save Burning House

Neighbors saw smoke coming from the eves of their neighbor’s house on County Road 3409 just after 1 p.m. Sunday, December 30 and called 9-1-1. The Haleyville Fire Department was dispatched first, then Bear Creek, Delmar, and Pebble Fire Departments. Firemen, wearing air tanks entered the house and fought the fire through the ceiling. Meanwhile, a fireman went on the roof and cut a hole in the roof to access the fire which appeared to be contained in the attic. The fire was successfully extinguished and the house saved but the house did have extensive smoke and water damage. The owners of the house, Darrel and Becky Underwood were not at home at the time of the fire but were notified and quickly returned.