Pope: We need 120 volunteer firefighters

WINNSBORO – There was good news and bad news about the 20 grass fires that burned 100 acres along Highway 315 S. in Jenkinsville last week. The good news: “Thanks to the quick actions of our volunteer firefighters, there were no injuries and no structures damaged. Our emergency units did amazing work,” Fairfield County Fire […]

Guest Editorial: Home fires burn quicker now

Today’s firefighter, with all the new technology and equipment, doesn’t fight the same fires his or her grandfather fought. The house fires of today present new dangers to firefighters and residents. In the homes of yesteryear (we call them legacy-built homes) heavier timber was used in construction, and the furnishings were mostly natural products like […]

Fairfield sees increase in fire fatalities

WINNSBORO – With five fire fatalities this year in Fairfield County, and two of those during the Christmas holidays, interim Fire Director Gregory Gerber said the number is above normal. A man died in a fire in Blair on Dec. 16, and the body of Sharon Sapp, 55, was found by firefighters in her residence […]