Contractor tackles man on fire at new Books-A-Million site

An electrical contractor tackled one of two men who caught fire Monday while working on a new Books-A-Million store in Spanish Fort, helping to put out the flames.

Eddie Wrenn said he heard the sound of a fiery explosion Monday and saw the two unidentified workers in flames.

“I started running toward that area and somehow one got it put out, but one was still running and screaming for help. I knew I had to help so I charged and tackled him,” said Wrenn, owner of Gulf States Electrical Contractors, who added, “I didn’t do it for recognition.”

Contractor tackles man on fire at new Books-A-Million site