Downtown Enterprise buildings engulfed in flames

Published: Oct. 16, 2022 at 7:39 AM CDT
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UPDATE: A fundraiser has been started to help the businesses affected by the fire. To donate, visit this link.


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - Enterprise Public Information Manager Emily Glasscock says the first fire call came in at 5:38 a.m.

Just over an hour later, at 6:44 a.m., Enterprise Fire Chief Christopher Davis activated an all-call for all Enterprise firefighters.

There are no reported injuries from the fire.

Enterprise, New Brockton, Elba, and Troy fire departments are all working together. So far the fire has been contained to the first three buildings.

The public is still being encouraged to avoid the area. Fire crews are expected to be in the downtown area throughout Sunday evening, city officials say.

Barricades will be placed around the affected buildings. Drivers through downtown should be aware of extra traffic cones and the potential for detours during the investigation.


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - Raging fires have damaged or destroyed multiple buildings in downtown Enterprise.

Smoke could be seen billowing from several miles away and is clearly visible via the Enterprise Electronics camera (See live video below this story).

Enterprise Downtown FIre
Enterprise Downtown FIre(WTVY)

Several roads in the Main Street area are closed due to public safety concerns and firefighting equipment on the roadways.

There is no immediate indication of injuries, as the fires began early Sunday when the buildings are likely to have been unoccupied.

Books and historical memorabilia were removed from the Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society Gift Shop and Library due to the threat of the fire to that building which does not appear to have suffered significant damage.

It is believed the fire started in the “All About Art” building. That’s in the 100 block of South Main Street.

Numerous firetrucks can be seen through the Boll Weevil Soap Company camera.

Enterprise Fire
Enterprise Fire(WTVY)

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