Hopkins County Firefighters Dispatched To 4 Structure Fires In 12 Hours Tuesday
Nov13

Hopkins County Firefighters Dispatched To 4 Structure Fires In 12 Hours Tuesday

Resident of One Residence Unaccounted For Wednesday County firefighters were dispatched to four structure fires within 12 hours Tuesday. Hopkins County firefighters were dispatched to four structure fires within 12 hours Tuesday, including one blaze in which a disabled resident was still unaccounted for Wednesday morning. Hopkins County emergency dispatchers were contacted at 2:43 p.m. about the house fire on County Road 3608 in...

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Hopkins County Hospital District Board Updates
May17

Hopkins County Hospital District Board Updates

May 17, 2023 – Hopkins County Hospital District discussed several items during their monthly meeting, some of these items were as follows: Hopkins County Hospital District Website The Hopkins County hospital district is set to have their own website in the next month or so allowing any who wish to search for information regarding the board the ability to do so. The website will also list price transparency for select hospitals...

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Dike Volunteer Firefighters Receive Donation To Purchase New Engine
Apr25

Dike Volunteer Firefighters Receive Donation To Purchase New Engine

April 25, 2023- Dike Volunteer Firefighters received a donation of $50,000 to go toward the purchase of a Fire Engine apparatus. Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley and members of the Dike Volunteer Firefighters were on hand to receive the check. Engie Solar and Blattner Energy held a press conference at the Dike Community Center to announce their donation to the Dike Volunteer Fire Department. Food was catered for all those...

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Firefighters Battle Jonas Street Blaze Christmas Day
Dec27

Firefighters Battle Jonas Street Blaze Christmas Day

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County firefighters battled a Jonas Street blaze Christmas Day. No one was injured in the fire, but the attic and roof of the home were damaged. Aside from the area of origin, most of the contents in the living area of the home were untouched by the fire, but the structure did sustain smoke and water damage. Sulphur Springs firefighters were dispatched at 11:35 a.m. Dec. 25, 2022 to the Jonas Street house...

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At Least 3 Hopkins County Homes Destroyed By Tornado
Nov05

At Least 3 Hopkins County Homes Destroyed By Tornado

Couple Was In Their Truck When Trees Fell On It, Trapping Them Inside, But Sustained Only Minor Injuries At least three homes were destroyed by the tornado which swept through Hopkins County Friday night. One couple had to be cut out of their vehicle after trees fell on it at their residence, which was decimated, but were reported to have sustained minor scratches. No other injuries were reported in Hopkins County, Assistant Fire...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court, Fire Department Observe Fire Prevention Week
Oct10

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, Fire Department Observe Fire Prevention Week

Residents Reminded To Change Batteries In Smoke Detectors, Have A Fire Escape Plan Hopkins County Commissioners Court and Hopkins County Fire Department are joining agencies across the country in observing Oct. 9-15, 2022, as Fire Prevention Week, and encourage others to do the same. Hopkins County firefighters and commissioners standby as Judge Robert Newsom reads a proclamation officially recognizing the observance of Fire...

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PACE Program, Acceptance Of Assistance To Firefighters Grant Tabled
Sep26

PACE Program, Acceptance Of Assistance To Firefighters Grant Tabled

Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday tabled two items related to a proposed loan program and determined to wait until a future meeting to officially consider accepting a grant to benefit local fire departments. PACE Program The first person to complete the new public forum form to speak during the commissioners court meeting was Doug Taylor, regarding a request made to the court to allow for a PACE program in Hopkins County....

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2 Hopkins County Women Killed In One-Vehicle Crash On I-30 Saturday
Sep19

2 Hopkins County Women Killed In One-Vehicle Crash On I-30 Saturday

09-19-2022 – Two Hopkins County women were killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 30 west Saturday morning. Hopkins County dispatchers received the first 911 call about the crash at 7:41 a.m. Sept. 17, 2022; a vehicle was reported to have run off of Interstate 30 west in the area of the 136 and 137 mile markers and was on fire. According to a preliminary crash investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety, Celecia...

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9/11 Memorial Observance Hosted At Hopkins County Fire Station
Sep09

9/11 Memorial Observance Hosted At Hopkins County Fire Station

Local emergency responders took time to remember those who died Sept. 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on this country during a 9/11 Memorial Observence hosted at Hopkins County Fire Station on Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022 (since Sept. 11, 2022 falls on a Sunday). This is the fifth year a 9/11 Memorial Oobservance has een held at the fire station. HCFD Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire In Texas Instructor Rodney Caudle opened the...

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Hopkins County Drought Conditions Persist, In Spite Of Rain
Aug10

Hopkins County Drought Conditions Persist, In Spite Of Rain

Burn Ban Still Fully In Force In Hopkins County, 1 of 224 In Texas Under Burn Ban Although some areas over the past week have experienced a couple of good downbursts, the rain was nowhere near enough to offset the drought conditions Hopkins County is still experiencing. Thus, the burn ban enacted July 11, 2022, is still effective on Aug. 10, 2022 and for the foreseeable future for Hopkins County, according to Hopkins County Fire...

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