Fire Destroys Home on 31st Street

Fire destroyed the home of Linda Clayton at 1605 31st Street 10 am Friday morning. Haleyville and three other fire departments (Bear Creek, Craft, and Delmar) were called out. Haleyville’s first tanker truck arrived on the scene and quickly used all the water it had on board. The HFD’s 6-inch hose was brought to the scene and laid to the nearest hydrant about over a block away. Meanwhile, the wind from the south helped the fire intensity grow. Firemen donned masks and air tanks to attack the fire because of the heavy smoke and wind. The fire was brought under control approximately an hour after their first arrival.

No one was home at the time of the fire. According to Mrs. Clayon’s daughter, the fire appeared to have started in the utility room, just behind the carport where the fuse box was located. No official cause of the fire has been determined.