Tennessee News

Monday, June 24, 2024

House damaged by fire in Cumberland Heights

A house was damaged in a fire Friday night in Cumberland Heights, just south of Clarksville. Palmyra Fire Department was paged to the fire at a home on Dinsmore Road, with someone possibly still inside, according to Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Ed Baggett. Cunningham Fire Department had seven units responded with multiple apparatuses to assist with the fire and search efforts, along with multiple units from Saint Bethlehem, East Montgomery and the Montgomery County Rescue Squad. The strong turnout allowed firefighters to search the residence and extinguish the small embers that were remaining. The turnout also allowed firefighters to rehab longer and replace air bottles, according to Cunningham VFD.
Clarksville Now

No injuries reported after West Knoxville apartment fire, KFD says

VIDEO: The Knoxville Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in West Knoxville Sunday morning. According to Tim Woods with KFD, emergency crews were dispatched to the fire at 806 Flanders Lane at around 11 a.m. Sunday. Woods said when crews arrived on the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from the attic from one end of the apartment to the other and heavy fire coming from the back of the building. Firefighters began putting out the fire while other crew members searched the building for anyone inside. Most of the fire was extinguished within 35 minutes, but Woods said wind and the amount of fire caused extensive damage to the upper floor of the building. The fire was completely extinguished by 12:15. Woods said investigators are on the scene determining a cause for the fire.
WVLT-TV CBS/MyNetworkTV/CW 8 Knoxville

Friday, June 21, 2024

‘Bored’ woman charged for setting fire to balloon display at Nashville store

A woman is facing charges after investigators said she set a balloon cardboard display at a Nashville Five Below store on fire because she was “bored.” Nashville firefighters and police were dispatched to the store on Gallatin Pike North on Wednesday, June 19, after people inside the business reported a fire and disturbance. Firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the blaze, which they said was contained to the burned display. Officials said no injuries were reported, despite several people being inside at the time. Afterward, investigators with the Nashville Fire Department spoke with multiple witnesses, reviewed security camera footage and obtained a statement from the suspect, 22-year-old Adriana Ellison. According to authorities, Ellison told them she had recently purchased an electric lighter and “wanted to see how it worked.”
WKRN-TV ABC 2 Nashville

Traffic back to normal after report of ‘bag of radioactive material’ in Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge Fire Department is investigating a report of a “bag of radioactive material” found along Highway 58 Thursday morning. According to ORFD, traffic has returned to normal and there is no threat to the public. The fire department stated that it was dispatched just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning after a caller told emergency dispatchers that they stopped and moved the bag, which had large warnings of “caution, radioactive materials” from the center of the roadway near Horizon Center. At the scene, firefighters found the bag to be intact, and radiation meters picked up a very low amount of radioactivity. According to ORFD, the reading was consistent with personal protective equipment or protective clothing. “Thanks to the swift response by the caller and our firefighters, there was never any threat to the public or environment,” Oak Ridge Fire Chief Travis Solomon said.
WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville

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