Fire Units Respond to Two Weekend Calls


CLEVELAND, Ga. –- Public Safety Director David Murphy  reported on Monday that  the White County Fire Department along with automatic aid from the City of Cleveland Fire Department responded to two fire calls over the weekend.

On Saturday, fire units responded to a call at a residence on Driskell Road at 7:23 p.m. Murphy said the first units on the scene used a thermal imaging camera in the crawl space on the side of structure and discovered that a water tank had shorted out due to water damaging the electrical components. There was no fire or smoke at the scene.  Fire personnel advised the homeowner to replace the damaged water tank.  Fire personnel secured the water and power to the appliance.

On Sunday, at approximately 5:39 p.m., fire units responded to a fire at Affordable Auto Repair on Highway 115 West. Cleveland fire units were the first to arrive and found a homemade heater that had malfunctioned sending flames from the side of the heater.  The heater was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.



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