Huntsville Fire & Rescue fighting brown recluse spiders at Station 17 (via

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire and Rescue is treating Station 17 in the Hampton Cove area for brown recluse spiders, confirmed Captain Frank McKenzie on Monday.

McKenzie said two firefighters have been bitten.

To combat the spiders and keep crews safe, he explained the department moved firefighters, necessary equipment, and firefighters’ personal items to Station 19 on Old Big Cove Road on October 5th.