Hydrant issue hinders effort to fight Madison Co. house fire - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Hydrant issue hinders effort to fight Madison Co. house fire

Firefighters were initially unable to get water from a nearby hydrant. (Source: WAFF) Firefighters were initially unable to get water from a nearby hydrant. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a house fire in Madison County.

It happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Pops Corner Road, north of Ryland Pike.

A neighbor saw flames from around a chimney and knocked on the front door to alert anyone who might have been inside.

Efforts to battle the blaze were hindered by a hydrant that proved difficult to open, as well as winds which swept the flames across the roof.

By 5 p.m., crews had the upper-hand over the fire, but damage to the home was extensive.

A cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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