House Total Loss in Evening Fire

A fire destroyed the home of a family Wednesday evening in Lauderdale County. It happened at 5135 Highway 19 North in the Suqualena community.

It took three departments to deal with the fire, which was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

While the home was a total loss, there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    Laura, the house is directly across the "road" from Faith Baptist Church.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Apr 15, 2010 at 02:31 PM
    OK, kids. Doesn't ANYBODY know exactly where this residence fire took place? Obviously, WTOK doesn't, but what else is new? The old Midway Mart is a store; Suqualena is several miles down 19 North. Midway is also a Baptist church further off 19 North. Sure would be nice to find out the EXACT location of the fire, WTOK. Obviously, the volunteers knew where to go, and bless their hearts for their service and dedication. Enough cannot be said about the volunteer fire departments. They go above and beyond the call of duty---ALWAYS!
  • by Me Location: Suqualena on Apr 15, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    Technically it is not Midway. The location of the fire is located at Nellieburg.
  • by Mike Location: Meridian on Apr 15, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Technically it is not Suqualena. Suqualena is approx.4 miles north of this location. The location of the fire is located at Midway.
  • by Fire Location: Alabama on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM
    Research... It took three departments because that is the standard first alarm response to any working structure fire in Lauderdale County. Listened to the units on scene and they did a good job!
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