Heflin Mayor Puts Out Fire on I-20

Friday, August 2, 2019


If you were looking for the mayor of Heflin this morning, you would have found him out on Interstate 20 fighting a truck fire. As you can see from this photo posted on the City of Heflin’s Facebook page, Mayor Rudy Rooks grabbed a hose and pitched when a truck caught fire near the Heflin interchange.


The fire blocked both eastbound lanes of the interstate for more than an hour, but traffic returned to normal before lunch.


Rooks was a firefighter and is a regional coordinator for the Alabama Fire College.


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