A Friday fire at the Ft Payne Public Works building remains under investigation – according to Fire Marshal Stacy Smith firefighters were dispatched to the scene at Sanders Avenue NE and 3rd Street shortly after 4:30 – where they encountered heavy smoke, along with visible flames. An “All Call” was made to all off-duty fire personnel, which brought in an additional 19 firefighters. The DeKalb County Association of Fire Departments – with the Adamsburg, Blake, Collinsville, Dogtown, Fyffe, Geraldine, Mentone, Rainsville, Shiloh, Sylvania and the Valley Head departments eventually accounted for 45 additional firefighters being on scene to provide assistance.
The blaze was brought under control in around an hour and a half – with various personnel remaining on the scene for several hours working on “hot spots.”
Again, the cause of the fire has yet to be determined – luckily, no one was hurt.