Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
Phone:
EMERGENCY: 911
24 Hours:
256-845-3801
Crime Tip:
256-845-3801
Address:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
8:00am - 3:45pm
02/15/2016

Man Dies in House Fire

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                         February 15, 2016

Man Dies in House Fire

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

           

            On February 13th at approximately 4:10 a.m. DeKalb County Deputies responded to a call of a house fire with a death on County Road 239 outside Valley Head on the Alabama Georgia line. Dade County Georgia received the E911 call so Dade County Fire, South Dade Fire and Dade County Sheriff’s Deputies were the first to arrive on the scene. Fire units from Trenton, Valley Head, and Mentone fire departments were also there to assist in fire suppression. Investigators from DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshall Office were called in and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. The body believing to be Travis Nathaniel Clark, 38 of Valley Head was found inside the residence the body was transported by DeKalb County Coroner’s office to Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville for an autopsy.

            Sheriff Harris says “our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this tragic time.”