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Reinforcements called in for Climax house fire

June 4, 2008

Climax-- Firefighters continued to put out hotspots more than two hours they arrived on scene Wednesday morning.  A volunteer firefighter spotted smoke from highway 84 and found the only house on Wendell-Harper Road on fire.

Fortunately the elderly woman who lives here, who they thought was inside, was at the doctor's office at the time.

Decatur County Fire Chief, Charlie McCann, explained,  "The biggest challenge we had is just the heat. That's the biggest thing because with it being a fully involved structure when we got on scene, and the heat being like it is, the humidity it doesn't take long to zap somebody so we've got constant relief personnel."

Decatur County fire and rescue called in an extra volunteer unit because of the hard work. Five stations, including one from Grady county, helped put out the fire.

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