A Fire Burns Down A City Building in North Courtland

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NORTH COURTLAND, Ala. (WHNT) – North Courtland’s police chief Alex Taylor received an emergency call on Thursday morning.

He was summoned to the scene of a fire that blazed through the city’s municipal building at around 3:15 a.m.

Taylor believes the blaze started from the back of the building and spread to the front.

“When I got on the scene the back side of the building was engulfed in fire and there was smoke coming out the door,” said Taylor.

The fire may have burnt through the building, but Taylor says all documents are kept in a fireproof cabinet. This means the city will continue its legal activates.

“I have to tell people we still have court on the 25th of the month. Don’t think because our building burnt down that doesn`t mean we aren’t going to have court,” said Taylor.

According to Mayor Ronald Jones, this is the second time this has happened to a North Courtland City building. A fire in 2005 is the reason why they had to relocate to 1181 Davis Street.

“This is the second experience with this right here. So that’s why I was saying we will survive,” said Jones.

The State Fire Marshalls’ office is still investigating the cause of the fire.