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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Exploding trailer fire a 'miracle'

Firemen save coffee house after trailer bursts into flames in front


December 17, 2020

Joe Thomas

Firemen enter burning trailer outside American Coffee House

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said it was a miracle that the American Coffee House on Highway 31 wasn't engulfed in flames Monday night when a 24-foot utility trailer full of household furnishings and 5 gallons of black powder caught fire and exploded within 10 feet of the building.

Stanton said the Flomaton Police Department received a 911 call at 8:02 p.m. in reference to an 18-wheeler on fire in from of American Coffee House.

Stanton said he was the first on the scene and saw the trailer fully-involved in flames. Stanton asked the driver what was inside in the trailer and was told ho...

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