Tennessee News

Monday, June 5, 2023

VIDEO: Blount County Fire Captain says no known injuries in fire at Green Acres Flea Market

Fire crews were continued to work at Green Acres Flea Market Sunday morning in Louisville after a fire started there Saturday evening. Blount County Fire Department Captain Butch Campbell said the fire was under control around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, and while there were no flames, there were still some hot spots. According to Campbell, 22 firefighters with Blount County Fire Department responded to the fire. While Blount County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating what caused the fire, Campbell added that there were no known injuries. Saturday evening, a spokesperson with Blount County Fire Department confirmed that crews were on the scene of a fire at Green Acres Flea Market just before 8 p.m., and according to a firefighter on the scene, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene around 7:45 p.m.
WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville

Fire injures 4 in Chattanooga; father breaks window to save infant twins from flames

A Chattanooga family barely got out of a burning home with their lives early Saturday morning, when a man was forced to break a small window to carry his infant twins to safety. Once he did, he returned to the flames, throwing a brick through a window to rescue his wheelchair-bound mother. The brick went through, but the smoke was too intense for the man to get to her. But thanks to his mother's quick thinking, Chattanooga firefighters were treating her injuries outside the home, away from the flames within minutes. The Chattanooga Fire Department says this all unfolded a little after 5 a.m. at a home on the 3700 block of Dorris Street. Arriving firefighters were told someone was still inside. Unlike some other fires, they were certain this time. That's because the woman activated her medical alert device, which notified 911 dispatchers that she was there, according to Chattanooga Fire Department Spokeswoman Lindsey Rogers.
WTVC-TV ABC/FOX 9 Chattanooga

Three ‘seriously injured’ after boat explosion in Knox County

PHOTOS: Four people were injured after a boat fire and explosion at Concord Marina Boat Ramp Knox County Saturday evening, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. On Sunday, a spokesperson with TWRA said the fire happened around 7:44 p.m., when a boat had just finished fueling at the marina gas dock exploded and caught fire, injuring the four occupants. While all four had burn injuries, the spokesperson said three were more seriously injured and were taken to a hospital before eventually being life flighted to Vanderbilt Burn Center. The boat eventually burned to the waterline and sank, the spokesperson added. In an update shared Saturday night, Rural Metro said firefighters responded to the reported explosion around 7:35 p.m., where they found a boat fully engulfed in flames and three people with serious burn injuries.
WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville

Friday, June 2, 2023

Fire Destroys Home in DeKalb County Community

PHOTO: An early morning fire Thursday destroyed a residence and spread to a wooded area on Wilson Drive in the Holmes Creek community. No one was injured. “At approximately 1:40 a.m. Thursday morning, DeKalb County firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire on Wilson Drive in the Holmes Creek community. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the home was fully involved and had already collapsed. Fire had spread into the adjacent wooded area and firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire without any other property damage,” said DeKalb County Fire Chief Donny Green. According to the occupants, Chief Green said “they were burning some debris outside the home a few hours earlier and the fire spread to a collapsed deck attached to the home. They awoke to find the entire exterior side of their home on fire. All occupants escaped without injury”.
WJLE-FM 101.7/AM 1480 Smithville

Johnson City firefighter receives top honors

A Johnson City firefighter has received two statewide recognitions. On Saturday, June 17, Johnson City Fire Department Driver Engineer Marshall Hardy will receive the American Legion Firefighter of the Year Award in Murfreesboro. This acknowledgement follows the Veterans of Foreign Wars presenting Hardy with the State of Tennessee VFW Firefighter of the Year commendation. These honors recognize public servants who go above and beyond in their profession achieving excellence through leadership and a dedication to those they serve. District Chief William Sanders nominated Hardy for the VFW award citing his commitment to firefighting and the community he serves. “Marshall genuinely cares about the job he does and the people around him. He is always striving to be better for himself and those he serves with,” said Sanders.
Elizabethton Star

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