Milford businesses destroyed by fire

Image: Milford Cash Grocery destroyed by fire — Local firefighters manage to douse the flames from inside the Milford Cash Grocery building and spare adjacent structures Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

The Milford Cash Grocery building was gutted by fire Tuesday night. However, thanks to the exhaustive efforts of local firefighters, adjacent structures were spared and no one was injured.

Chambers Chosen Fireman of the Year

Image: Jackie and Randy — Captain Cate and Assistant Chief Randy Boyd were proud to give Chief Chambers his Years of Service Award.

Firemen and their families gathered at Central Baptist Church on Tuesday night for the annual Firemen Appreciation Dinner. Honored were Emergency Service District #3 (ESD). Brad Chambers, 12 year fireman, was honored as Italy Fireman of the Year.

Local Firemen honored at ceremony

Image: The Last Huddle — Fire Chief Don Chamber gathers the Italy Fire Academy graduates around for some last minute instructions before the National Test on Thursday.

Twenty to 48, those are the ages of the men graduating from the Italy Fire Academy this week. A total of eight came through with flying colors and will be nationally tested on Thursday morning at Navarro College.

Rekindling of Last Night’s Fire

Image: Rekindled Fire — Milford fire department putting out the hot spots.

Last night at 8:53 PM the Milford Fire Department was called out to a fire on the 500 block of Frank’s Road in Milford. An abandoned mobile home had caught on fire and burned. Italy and Milford fire fighters were out fighting the blazing flames until 1:30 AM.

Italy Fire Department Shows Up Quick

Image: Fire At Monolithic Property — The burn ban is off in Ellis County but there is a red flag warning in affect at this time.

Monolithic Constructors sometimes burns green waste. Their property is located outside of the city limits. Monday was no exception except the choice to burn that day was probably not a good idea.