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Ardmore Fire Department Responds To Calls

Firemen from the Ardmore Fire Department responded to an outside building fire on Ardmore Ridge Road Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018. The call from the residence occupied by Aaron Hargrove came in at 2:51 a.m.

Ardmore policeman Larry Chapman was the first to arrive at the scene and reported that vehicles and the house were in flames when he arrived.

When the Ardmore Fire Department arrived with equipment the house was fully engulfed by the fire. They immediately verified that no one was inside the burning structure and begin to contain the fire.

"It was a total loss for the family," Ardmore Fire Chief Tim Toone said.

Firemen stayed at the scene protecting property and structures nearby.

Firemen from Ardmore, Elkton and Giles County Rescue responded.

Days earlier Wednesday, February 14, Ardmore Fire Department answered a call to a structure fire at 26801 Pheasant Run in Mill Race Estates at the Shelton home.

Arriving first at the scene Ardmore police officers Beavers and Cole were told by neighbors, who were beating on the doors and windows, that Mrs. Shelton was inside. The officers immediately entered the burning house and began to search for Mrs. Shelton. Overcome by smoke the two officers emerged from the house without Mrs. Shelton. She had not been where the officers were told to look.

The first fire department team into the house was Shawn Adams and Heath Dawson, who were able to locate Mrs. Shelton and bring her out of the fire. Giles County EMS transported Mrs. Shelton to Huntsville Hospital where she was stabilized and transported to UAB in Birmingham, AL where she remains in critical condition.

The structure and its contents were a total loss according to Ardmore Fire Chief Tim Toone. "It takes a special kind of person to run into a burning house and that is exactly what officers Beavers and Cole did that night," Chief Toone commented.

Police Officer Beavers was transported by Athens EMS to Athens Hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Firemen from Ardmore, Elkton, Giles County Rescue and Blanche Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call.

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Firemen from Ardmore, Elkton, Blanche and Giles County battle to keep a structure fire located on Ardmore Ridge Road from spreading Wednesday, February 14, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Payton Blade)

Firemen from Ardmore, Elkton and Giles County battle to keep a structure fire located at 26801 Pheasant Run from spreading Wednesday, February 14, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Payton Blade)

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