On July 23, 2022, at approximately 10:40 p.m., BCFES was dispatched to 161 Criss Black Rd., North GA Tire Services, in reference to a commercial structure fire.  The initial caller reported the building was approximately 50% involved, fire through the roof, and several explosions were reported. BCFES arrived on scene to find a comm structure heavily involved with fire. The building was approx. 30,000 s.f. The business was full of commercial tires. Crews were on scene overnight and all-day Sunday. Approx. 20 firefighters remained on scene on Sunday. Working with the EPD, EPA, Marion Environmental Services and Bartow County Public Works. Due to building collapse, heavy equipment was brought in to assist with removing the roofing so that the remainder of the fire could be extinguished. There were no injuries reported, the business was a total loss however, crews were able to contain the fire to the building and keep it from spreading to nearby cargo trucks and businesses. As of this morning, crews will be back out to the scene later today along with investigators to continue to extinguish the fire and begin fire investigation.

On 07/24/2022, at approximately 10:17 p.m., BCFES responded to report of a
residential structure fire at 49 Howell Bend Rd NW, Adairsville. BCFES crews arrived
on scene to find a double wide mobile home with fire and smoke showing. The
homeowner stated that they were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm in the house.
The house received moderate damage due to smoke and water damage. The fire was
extinguished, no injuries or fatalities were reported.

On 07/24/2022, at approximately 12:56 a.m., BCFES responded to report of a
residential structure fire at 305 Penn Station Way SE, Cartersville. The caller
reported that the townhome next door was on fire and smoke was coming into her
house. BCFES crews arrived on scene to find that only the fence was on fire and
some of the back porch. The fire was extinguished, and the house received no
damage. The scene was turned back over to the homeowner.


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