Posts tagged with "DeKalb County Fire Rescue"

(VIDEO) Garbage truck catches fire on North Druid Hills Road

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 25, 2016

A garbage truck caught fire along North Druid Hills road on the afternoon of May 25, bringing traffic to a halt as the sanitation workers emptied the truck’s flaming contents onto the street. County firefighters then doused the burning trash as people watched from the parking lot of the Publix at Shamrock Plaza. Capt. Eric […]

Reports: Two die in fire in greater Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 4, 2016

Fox 5 and the Atlanta Journal Constitution are reporting that two adults were killed in a fire at a home on Line Street in greater Decatur early Friday morning. The bodies of the man and woman were located in a the basement of the subdivided home, Fox 5 reported. To read the Fox 5 story […]

Emory bus crashes into tax prep office in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2015

DeKalb County Fire Rescue says several people were injured this morning in a multi vehicle accident at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Candler Road. The accident involved an Emory bus carrying 15 people, an ambulance and another vehicle. The Emory bus crashed into a tax preparation office, which was unoccupied at the time. There […]

Arrests made in connection to fatal apartment fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 30, 2015

Two people have been arrested on charges of murder and arson in connection with a fatal apartment fire on Covington Highway near Avondale Estates. DeKalb County Fire Rescue’s investigation unit arrested Jasmine Lockett, 26 and Melvin Griffin, III, 27. They are charged with first degree arson and murder. The case has been turned over to the […]

(UPDATE) – Avondale Elementary evacuated after smoke reported

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 29, 2015

Avondale Elementary students were evacuated from the school today after someone reported smoke in a hallway, according to Avondale Estates Police and DeKalb Fire and Rescue. But the school’s principal says there wasn’t any smoke and he isn’t sure what triggered the alarm. According to the city of Avondale Estates Police Department, “The school was […]

Fire Investigators suspect arson in fatal apartment fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2015

Someone intentionally set fire to an apartment building on Covington Highway near Avondale Estates, resulting in the death of one man, according to the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department. The fire began early Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, at The Parke On Covington apartments. Capt. Eric Jackson, spokesperson for the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department, said the fire appeared to […]

Man dies in apartment fire on Covington Highway near Avondale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2015

A fire at an apartment building on Covington Highway in greater Decatur near Avondale Estates claimed the life of one man on Wednesday morning, Oct. 21. Firefighters received the call around 7 a.m. regarding a fire at The Parke On Covington. Capt. Eric Jackson, spokesperson for the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department, said the fire appeared […]

UPDATE: DeKalb firefighter sent to hospital after working fire in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 24, 2015

A DeKalb County firefighter was sent to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation after working a “smoldering” fire in Avondale Estates on Monday, Aug. 24. The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department responded to the scene of the house fire in the 100 block of Clarendon Avenue in Avondale Estates. Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Eric […]

Driver flees scene after slamming vehicle into Department of Labor building

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2015

DeKalb County Police and Fire officials are on the scene of a bizarre accident at the Georgia Department of Labor Building on Covington Highway in greater Decatur. Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Eric Jackson said early Saturday afternoon that “for some unknown reason, this vehicle left the roadway, overturned and slammed into the side of the […]

UPDATE – Woman dies after fall from VA parking deck

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2014

A woman fell from the third floor of the Atlanta VA Medical Center’s parking deck on Friday morning, Nov. 21, and later died the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesperson Capt. Eric Jackson said he received the call around 11 am, but did not personally visit the scene. Last week, he identified the […]

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