Miracle Pottery suffered a devastating loss late last night when its beautiful showroom and the attached tree house cottages were destroyed by fire. The adjacent home and studio were undamaged and no one was injured. Miracle Pottery, on Hwy. 117 in Valley Head, has been a prominent area business for many years and this is a significant loss to our community.
Firefighters from volunteer and city fire departments answered the page sent out at 11:32 p.m. Valley Head Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dustin Burt posted: “I watched your local DeKalb County fire depts come together last night and work as one. Job well done guys. Everyone went home safe.…We couldn’t have done it without the help of Mentone, Hammondville, Henagar, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Collinsville, Geraldine, DeKalb EMA, ALDOT, and the DeKalb Co. Sheriff Department. Thanks everyone, we appreciate it more than you know.” Foresters were also on scene to be sure the fire didn’t spread into the woods. Highway 117 was closed in both directions until about 5:30 a.m.
Thanks to Eric Middlebrooks for the use of his photo of Ross Hester. They are both members of the Fort Payne Fire Department.
(The Groundhog News)