A Soddy-Daisy family arrived home to find their garage on fire Thursday night, resulting in an estimated $50K in damages.
At 8pm, the Hamilton County OEM got a call for a house fire located on Thatcher Road in Soddy-Daisy.
Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department and Soddy Daisy Fire Department responded to the scene reporting heavy smoke showing throughout the house and fire in the kitchen.
Firefighters quickly put out the fire.
The homeowner explained to fire officials that when he opened the garage door he saw heavy smoke pouring out.
He immediately ran into the house to find fire behind the stove in the kitchen.
He used a fire extinguisher to knock the fire down but was unable to extinguish it due to the heavy smoke in the house.
Sequoyah VFD officials reported the fire appears to have been started by the electrical outlet behind the stove.
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The Hawkins County Commission voted 20-0 last week to allow Hawkins County HAZMAT to apply for recognition as a fire department with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
Hawkins County HAZMAT chief John Murnane explained to the commission at its Nov. 22 meeting that acquiring an FDID number makes Hawkins HAZMAT eligible for various grants, and equipment through grants.
“We’re still strictly a HAZMAT team,” Murnane said. “It’s not anything that’s going to cost the county anything. It’s just a recognition that the state needs from you guys (on the County Commission) in order to recognize us, to get that fire department I.D. number.”
Murnane added, “This resolution shows the state that the county is recognizing us as an emergency response team.”
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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Chattanooga firefighters worked to put out a dumpster fire that got a lot of attention in downtown Chattanooga Thursday morning.
This happened a little after 10 a.m. by the Pinnacle Bank Building on Broad Street.
The Chattanooga Fire Department says firefighters were able to rapidly put out the blaze, and all that was inside was a lot of construction materials and wood.
Right now, there's no word on what caused the fire.
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A family’s home was saved after Rural Metro firefighters were able to extinguish a chimney fire Thursday night in Powell.
Rural Metro responded around 9:30 p.m. to the 7800 block of Keswick Road. When they arrived smoke was in the house and coming from the chimney. The family had already evacuated and told firefighters there were flames coming from the fireplace and embers coming down from the chimney top.
The fire was extinguished. Rural Metro said no damage occurred inside the residence.
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A fire broke out at the Burger King near Exit 1 of Interstate 24 Thursday afternoon.
The fire was reported at about 2:10 p.m. at the restaurant at 3910 Trenton Road.
Clarksville Fire Rescue responded and had the fire out by 2:38 p.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Michael Rios.
The fire started in the HVAC unit, he said. Firefighters pulled some ceiling tiles, and by 2:50 they were focused on trying to clear out the smoke.
As of 3 p.m., firefighters were still evaluating the damage.
The restaurant will be closed until everything can be cleaned up, Rios said.