Walker County Bingo Hall goes up in flames

Bolo, Alabama (WBRC)- Smoke and Flames poured out of the former Creekside Bingo Building Friday night.  Around 7:00 pm calls came into 911 that there was smoke coming from the Building on Highway 78 in Walker County.  Bolo Fire Chief Mike Knowles said it took about 5 minutes for the first trucks to arrive on the scene and around an hour to get the fire under control.  Firefighters from nine departments were dispatched to aid in the fight.  Water was shuttled from the nearest hydrants across Hwy 78 with the help of several tanker trucks.  Knowles says no one was in the building at the time the fire started but people had been working in the building this week.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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