Tag Archives: fire

Bainbridge Public Safety Responded to a Multiple Vehicle Fire Over the Weekend

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, May 14, at approximately 5:40am, E-911 dispatched Bainbridge Public Safety to 912 Martin Street in reference to multiple vehicles on fire.  Upon arriving on scene, Sergeant Timothy Mixon observed three vehicles fully involved, and advised responding units of the situation. Decatur County Fire Rescue was dispatched to assist.  All three vehicle fires were extinguished,… Read More »

Burn Ban in Effect for Southwest Georgia

PRESS RELEASE Due to HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED in Decatur County, Seminole County, and Grady County. This includes fireworks. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION – Temporary Suspension on ALL Outdoor Burning: Effective immediately, the Georgia Forestry Commission has implemented a temporary suspension on ALL outdoor burning due to persisting drought conditions. The suspension on outdoor… Read More »

Reported Explosion, Residential Fire in Bainbridge (Wednesday)

Bainbridge, GA (Sowegalive) UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The fire appears to have started as a trash fire that spread to the home.  There were no reported injuries. 9:45 a.m.: Witnesses reported hearing an explosion as far as a mile away and black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky above the Bainbridge Bypass as first responders battled a… Read More »

Fire Destroys Downtown Bainbridge Building

A fire destroyed a building in downtown Bainbridge overnight Tuesday. According to Bainbridge Public Safety Fire Chief Doyle Welch, a resident of the building heard a loud explosion around 1:30 a.m. and began warning other occupants of the  danger.  A couple of Public Safety Officers responding to a call at Hutto McIver on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard reported… Read More »

NEWS: Arrest Reports, Miller County Inmate Escapes, GBI Investigating Injured Woman in Burning Home and More

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) – Officials responded to a fire and a woman injured at a Baker County home Monday morning. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCTV) – Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The… Read More »

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 »