~ Press release provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department
STANLEY, Aug. 7 — Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that the Stanley Fire Department answered nine calls in 90 minutes during the severe storm that swept through the Stanley area around 4 p.m. Monday evening.
Three of the calls were for the trees that were blown over onto houses or trailers, and the rest were for electrical lines down. All of the calls were in the Route 340/Battlecreek Road area, with the exception of one that was on Blainsville Road.
No injuries were reported, but all three structures did receive damage with one house having a large portion of the roof blown off.
Chief Pettit stated that six units and 30 firefighters responded to the calls and were on the scenes for about two hours.
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