Three structure fires, including one Monday morning, are under investigation by the Hopkins County Fire Marshall’s office.
A fire Saturday morning on Main Street in Cumby, a house fire in the middle of the night in the Birch Creek area, and a house fire Monday morning on CR 3512 just off FM 69N required the services of both county firemen and volunteer firemen. The fire Monday morning was contained to one room.
County Fire Chief Andy Endsley reminds county residents to have heating units professionally inspected for homes at this time of year. Cooler weather has come later this year due to a warm Fall. Endsley also reminds those who are deep-frying turkeys to take every precaution during the Thanksgiving season. With the approach of the Christmas season, he also warns that strings of lights should be examined and electrical plugs should not be overloaded.