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Walton County Government
Office of Public Information
Monroe, Georgia 30655
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Media Contact: Patrice Broughton
Monroe, GA- On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at approximately 3:39 a.m., the firefighter on duty at Walton County Fire Rescue Station 7 was awakened by smoke detectors to find a fire in the apparatus bay of the station. The firefighter was able to safely exit the building and call for a fire alarm over the radio to the 911 center.
Fire Station 7 is located at 2077 Nunnally Shoals Road, Good Hope, Georgia 30641. The fire appears to have originated in the apparatus bay housing Fire Engine 7. The fire station and equipment housed at the station sustained damage.
Walton County Fire Rescue received aid from several stations, including Walton County Fire Station 19, Station 11, Station 12, Station 9, and Station 14, as well as aid from the City of Monroe Fire Department.
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office have been requested to investigate the cause of the fire.
County Manager John Ward and County staff are coordinating logistics to ensure that there will be no disruption in public safety response due to this incident. Walton County Fire Rescue will continue to offer the best service possible to this area of the County.