Tag Archives: fire

NEWS: BPS Responds to House Fire, Cook County Gets New Hospital, Dothan Police Get Body Cameras and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia area news roundup for Wednesday, March 8, 2017: BAINBRIDGE, GA (POST SEARCHLIGHT) – On Friday, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 273 by a vote of 147-17. The bill, which was authored by Democratic representative Demetrius Douglas of Stockbridge, would require schools in Georgia to “schedule recess for all students in kindergarten and… Read More »

Fire in Bainbridge Tuesday Night

Bainbridge Public Safety and several other agencies responded to a fire in an Alfalfa bin at Flint River Mills on Dothan Road Tuesday night. According to the Bainbridge Public Safety facebook page, officers responded around 9:00 p.m.  According to Julie Harris with the City of Bainbridge, Bainbridge Public Safety responded with all available personnel and apparatus and issued… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Local pawn shop owner foils crime

A Dothan, Ala., pawn shop owner helped police catch a burglary suspect Sunday. Dimitri Wright, 24, of Dothan has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary. Kaheerah Rich, 22, also of Dothan, is facing first-degree receiving stolen property charges. Wright and Rich were taken into custody by Houston County Sheriff’s Department deputies Sunday after police were called to… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Meigs business owner robbed at gunpoint, beaten

Meigs business owner robbed at gunpoint, beaten THOMASVILLE — An owner of a Meigs store was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital late Wednesday night after being robbed at gunpoint and beaten. The 44-year-old victim, co-owner of a store at 3051 E. Marshall St., left the store to go to her residence across the street. Later, about 11:15 p.m.,… Read More »

VIDEO: Donalsonville peanut warehouse fire (long version with commentary)

Here is the longer edit of video Brennan Leathers took at the peanut warehouse fire in downtown Donalsonville, Ga., on Thursday, Oct. 15. It’s about 10 minutes long and has commentary about different things that happened while firefighters were working to control the blaze. You can also watch an alternate 49-second version below. You can click the “Expand… Read More »

Reward of up to $10,000 offered after suspicious fire torches Bainbridge veterans’ center

A reward up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fire that occurred at 1302 East Evans Street on September 6, 2015 around 12:15 AM. The building, located behind Bainbridge Mall, is the home of the Honor House for Veterans, which received heavy fire… Read More »

Aerial pictures of chemical explosion site

The streets around Liquid Transport Terminals were re-opened to the public on Thursday. We were able to take some photos from the street and with a friend’s help, from the air. We are sharing them here because we know there is public interest in what the chemical holding tanks look like and how big they are. Click on… Read More »

1 man killed, co-worker injured in explosion and fire (Updated Thursday AM)

The person who lost their life in Wednesday’s explosion was a Southwest Georgia resident who worked at Liquid Transport Terminals in Bainbridge. On Thursday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety identified the man who passed away as Christopher Lee Coker, 35, of Pelham, Ga. Coker was the assistant manager at Liquid Transport Terminals in Bainbridge. A second man working with… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety says Wednesday fire now under control

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bainbridge Public Safety spokesperson announced that the fire resulting from Wednesday morning’s explosion was under control. The holding tank that exploded was large enough to store up to 1 million gallons of liquid. According to City of Bainbridge officials, the tank contained sodium hydrosulfide, a chemical that can be dangerous for people to… Read More »

Massive fire, explosion of chemical tank off Spring Creek Road in Bainbridge (UPDATED 3:30 p.m.)

Updated 3:30 p.m. – New Info Underlined A large chemical holding tank at a business located between Spring Creek Road and the Flint River exploded at around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday. Initially, we were told a train car had exploded. However, we have since learned it was a holding tank located next to railroad tracks. The holding tank that… Read More »

Abandoned house burned to help Bainbridge Public Safety officers train on firefighting

Anyone who saw brown smoke rising above Bainbridge early Monday morning should be reassured it was just firefighters’ training drill. Bainbridge Public Safety officers set fire to a condemned home on the 700 block of Potter Street early Monday. BPS Fire Chief Doyle Welch said the purpose was two-fold: one, to clean up the property; and two, to… Read More »

Fire damages business in downtown Bainbridge on Tuesday night

A fire broke out on Water Street on Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. at Custom Cabinets cabinet shop, located on Water Street in downtown Bainbridge. A passing motorist saw fire and smoke pouring from the roof and doors and called 911. Bainbridge Public Safety cut openings in the locked doors to allow access for hoses. A van was locked inside… Read More »

Governor Deal promotes prescribed fires for healthy forests

Governor Nathan Deal is helping raise awareness about the importance of fire to healthy forests by proclaiming February 2-8, 2015, “Prescribed Fire Awareness Week.” “Prescribed burning of Georgia forest lands is a valuable tool for protecting the forest from devastating wildfires and managing valuable wildlife species,” states the proclamation, to be signed February 4 at the State Capitol.… Read More »