Abandoned Building Burns

June 29, 2008


An abandoned building on East Highway 4 in Century was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

The fire was reported in the wood frame building about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The building was a fully involved when the first firefighters arrived on the scene on East Highway 4 between Highway 29 and Jefferson Avenue.

Authorities said the wood frame structure had been empty for about 10 years. It had been used as a residence years ago, and housed a propane company in the 1950’s.

There were not reported injuries in the blaze.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Century Volunteer Fire Department, the McDavid Volunteer Fire Department, the Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department and the Molino Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the fire. The Flomaton Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, but they were diverted to an accident call in front of their fire station before they responded.



One Response to “Abandoned Building Burns”

  1. Sylvia on July 4th, 2008 12:59 pm

    I am surprised more of these old abandoned houses and buildings have not burned. There are so many eyesores around Century. I wish more people would want to either fix up, or tear down these old buildings.. I remember back in the early 50’s when those buildings were nice looking homes. In the early 50’s Mr. Hinson the grammer school principal lived in the old restrauant that is still standing. I am not sure it is worth saving now.

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