Friday, May 25, 2012
Authorities received a call at 2 p.m. today.
Sgt. Stacy Bailey, spokeswoman for the Canton Police Department, offered this update just before 5:30 p.m.: "They don't know (how the fire started) because it's under investigation. It seems to be that it started on the top floor. We're going to be out here for awhile." Sgt. Stacy Bailey, spokeswoman for the Canton Police Department, offered this update just before 4 p.m.: "Building No. 3 was not completely destroyed by the fire. The roof did completely collapse in. The top floor is going to have the most damage because of the roof. The basement level and middle floor are going to have a lot of smoke and water damage, but they can't go in and check it at this point. There are 28 units in here. Three are completely vacant. When they first …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The owner of a Sixes Road office building that was gutted in a March 5 fire said that the site will be cleared next week.
Nearly two months after a fire destroyed Vince Merolla Enterprises, the owner said he plans to clear the site next week and start rebuilding. Vince Merolla made that announcement during a Thursday press conference in front of the office building, according to a report in the Cherokee Tribune. Patch was not alerted to the conference, where Merolla said he had no concrete construction schedule. Early on the morning of March 5, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services crews arrived at 3440 Sixes Rd. and found the complex 30 percent involved. "We had two separate collapses on the structure," Battalion Chief David Tilson said that morning. Officials had to close down northbound Sixes Road from Ridge Road to Bells Ferry Road for a couple of …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
But Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender said authorities still don't know what caused the blaze.
More than one month after a fire destroyed Vince Merolla Enterprises, the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said on Monday that investigators have determined the blaze started in a conference room. But what caused the fire remains a mystery. "Due to the inability to completely rule of the possibility of an electrical causation within the area of origin, the cause of the fire is "undetermined" at this time," Tim Cavender said in an email to local reporters. Early on the morning of March 5, crews arrived at 3440 Sixes Rd. and found the complex 30 percent involved. "We had two separate collapses on the structure," Battalion Chief David Tilson said that morning. Officials had to close down northbound Sixes Road from Ridge …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
11Alive surprises couple who planned to marry at River Church, which was destroyed in a fire Monday morning.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Monday's fire destroyed more than a Sixes Road office complex. It left Alex Massey and Chris Benson without a venue for their May 18 wedding. The couple planned to marry at River Church, one of nine tenants at the now-gutted Vince Merolla Enterprises, 3440 Sixes Rd. Wednesday, BridgeMill resident Reg Griffin learned of the couple's dilemma and alerted 11Alive. Reporter Bill Liss surprised Massey and Benson with some big news: 11Alive found the pair a new wedding venue. In eight weeks, Massey and Benson will marry at one of metro Atlanta's premier destinations, Château Élan. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A Sixes Road office complex that also served as the meeting place for the River Church was gutted in a Monday morning fire.
A local church destroyed in a Monday fire on Sixes Road has found a temporary space to hold Sunday service. The River Church will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium at Sixes Presbyterian Church "We are currently working out details for a long-term use of their facilities," he wrote. Shortly after 5 a.m., Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire at Vince Merolla Enterprises, 3440 Sixes Rd., agency spokesman Tim Cavender said. The facility housed nine offices, River Church and the BridgeMill Property Association among them. Investigators have not determined what caused the fire, which destroyed the office complex. "Nothing definite," Cavender said this afternoon in an email to Canton-Sixes Patch. "I spoke with the …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Cherokee firefighters were notified of the blaze at Vince Merolla Enterprises, 3440 Sixes Rd., at 5:10 a.m., Battalion Chief David Tilson said.
A Sixes Road business that also served as the meeting place for a local church was gutted in an early morning fire. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services was notified of the blaze at Vince Merolla Enterprises, 3440 Sixes Rd., at 5:10 a.m., Battalion Chief David Tilson said. The facility also housed River Church. "When we arrived," he said, "we had about 30 percent involvement. We had two separate collapses on the structure." Crews are expected to be on the scene until about 9:30 a.m., Tilson said. "Right now," he said, "we're in the salvage and overhaul mode." The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Officials closed down northbound Sixes Road from Ridge Road to Bells Ferry Road for a couple of hours. Stay tuned to Canton-…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
An Oct. 29 house fire in Ball Ground affected not one, but two families.
Two Saturdays ago, Candy Allen heard a noise coming from the lower level of her Ball Ground home. She thought it was the sound of "girls being girls." The family had just wrapped a Halloween party, and a couple of her niece's friends spent the night. She went downstairs to quiet them. Husband Randy Allen had to get up early the next morning to go to his second job at Shaw Industries in Cartersville. "That's when I noticed the flames coming from the kitchen to the dining room ceiling," she said. "And I started opening the bedroom doors and telling everybody, 'The house is on fire! Get out!' " Everybody except her husband evacuated the home. Randy Allen, 40, stands 6-foot-4 and weighs about 340 pounds. He thought he should do something—…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
A woman inside the Yellow Creek Road home said it appeared that the early morning fire started in the garage.
An unidentified man has been transported to Grady Hospital's Burn Center after an early morning fire left him with severe burns to his face, arms, back and feet. When Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services crews arrived at 3885 Yellow Creek Rd. shortly before 1:15 a.m., they found the ranch-style home "fully involved," spokesman Tim Cavender said. Ten people—four adults and six children—were inside the home, located in the northeastern part of the county. The burned man, who Cavender said was 40 years old, was the only one injured. "A female occupant of the home stated that it appeared that the fire started in the garage," he said. "When the man opened the garage door, a flashover occurred resulting in his injuries." Due to rainy …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The fire occurred this morning on Spriggs Trail in northeastern Cherokee County.
A Wednesday morning fire destroyed a home in northeastern Cherokee County, an official said this afternoon. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, with assistance from fire departments in Pickens County, responded to the fire at 830 Spriggs Trail after 10 a.m., Cherokee Fire spokesman Tim Cavender said in a news release. "Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a single story house heavily involved with flames and heavy smoke coming from the roof," he said. "Firefighters had to do a water shuttle since a hydrant was not located nearby. As a safety measure, Cherokee County firefighters kept spraying water on a compressor, that was located near the fire, to keep in cool and prevent it and from exploding." Cavender said no one was …