UPDATED @ 10:50 AM 10:21 AM House Fire In Slocomb Claims A LifeRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 24 2019 10:40 AM
SLOCOMB: 10:21 AM Geneva County 911 dispatched Slocomb Fire, Slocomb EMS, Fadette Fire, Malvern Fire and Hartford Fire to a structure fire on at 7:26 AM in the 500 block of North Morris Street in Slocomb.
The initial call was structure fire in attic, smoke and flames visible.
There is a death in the fire.
Slocomb Police, Geneva County Sheriff Deputies, Geneva County Coroner, Alabama Fire Marshall are all on the scene.
We are not posting a lot of details. Held this for a period of time because of family notifications.
Will update as soon as I am given official word of next of kin notifications.
UPDATED @ 10:50 AM
The home is on 514 North Morris Street in Slocomb.
The fire started in the attic area. A young man who graduated from Slocomb High School in 2019 was spending the night with his friend. And his life was claimed.
We have been holding information until which time we knew family had been notified. Geneva County Coroner Donny Adkinson has confirmed the family has been notified.
The fire claimed the life of 19 year old John Brady Wallace. He was upstairs and the fire was well involved when fire units arrived.
The home belongs to Slocomb Coach Price.
On scene with Slocomb Fire was also Wicksburg Fire. The Alabama State Fire Marshall is on the scene attempting to identify how the fire started.
The yard is filled with many, many people to include Slocomb Mayor Rob Hinson. I stayed in my truck and have held the article.
But when the group of young people huddled in a circle, hugging each other and obviously in prayer, it was a moment tears flowed down my cheek.
Slocomb is a tight community and word spread fast. And many young people are on the scene.
PRAYERS are with the Wallace Family and Price Family.
Also prayers go out to the members of Slocomb Fire and EMS, and all other fire and EMS on the scene. These men and women gave all they had in an effort to save the life of Brady. Many of those fighting this fire and trying to get to Brady knew him and went to school with him. The fire men and women are taking this pretty hard.
All of you gave it your best and did all humanly possible to save Brady's life. While it is hard and difficult, and we will not understand, GOD does not always allow thinks to work out how we want. It is far beyond my grasp as to why, but that is where faith enters in and belief that GOD is supreme.
Each one of you did all you could do.