|Daily Dispatch: Tennessee News|
|Construction worker rescued by Spring Hill Fire Department after bridge collapses|
|Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:40:09 -0700|
A construction worker was rescued by Spring Hill firefighters Wednesday afternoon after a controlled bridge demolition went awry, leaving the worker trapped in his crane as it teetered over the edge of a partially destroyed bridge. The worker was eventually rescued with no injuries. The bridge set to be demolished sat next to the Spring Hill General Motors (GM) plant off of U.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 3:40:09 PM - SOURCE: Spring Hill Homepage
|Milan Fire Department issues burn ban|
|Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:41:27 -0700|
Everyday firefighters are in the direct line of danger, and combining heavy gear with excessive heat, the level of danger rises. One city is implementing a ban to protect not only residents, but also the men and women dedicated to saving lives. “At this time, for the concern of our citizens and their safety, the Milan Fire Department has issued a no burn ban for the city of Milan,” said Assistant Fire Chief Darryl Wood.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 8:41:27 PM - SOURCE: WBBJ-TV ABC 7
|Fire destroys home and damages a neighboring home in Murfreesboro|
|Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:27:31 -0700|
Two Murfreesboro families were displaced when a fire damaged their homes on Boyd Drive in Murfreesboro. According to Murfreesboro Fire officials, the fire broke out at a home on the 5000 block around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Four people were inside at the time. They were able to get out safely and two cats were seen running from the home.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 2:27:31 PM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
|Johnson County: Spectrum supports Second District Fire Department through employee community grant|
|Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:03:49 -0700|
Lieutenant Brett Hibberts, a volunteer firefighter with the Second District Fire Department in Johnson County, is no stranger to being busy giving his time and skills on behalf of his community. But being a local volunteer first responder is just one of the many hats Hibberts wears. He is also a Charter Communications Inc.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 1:03:49 PM - SOURCE: Mountain City Tomahawk
|Mobile home catches fire in Carter County|
|Thu, 19 Sep 2019 03:56:01 -0700|
A mobile home caught fire in Carter County early Thursday morning according to Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department. According to the fire department’s Facebook page, the fire broke out around 2:30 AM in the 400 Block of Wilbur dam Rd. No one was home at the time of the fire, but one Hampton firefighter was treated on the scene by Carter County EMS for a cut to his hand.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 3:56:01 AM - SOURCE: Johnson City WJHL
|Jackson Fire Department squelches North Highland house fire that shut down entire road|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:17:09 -0700|
The Jackson Fire Department squelched a fire around 9 p.m. Wednesday near the North Acres neighborhood on North Highland Avenue, closing all lanes of traffic for several hours. The fire started around 4 p.m. at 1725 North Highland, according to a witness at the scene. Jackson Fire Battalion chief Russell Downen said the fire took several hours to contain due to high heat conditions and the construction of the home.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 8:17:09 PM - SOURCE: Jackson Sun
|Residents evacuated after van crashes through Lee Highway extended stay motel in Chattanooga|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:37:09 -0700|
Police are investigating a crash involving a van that hit the side of a Chattanooga motel just after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The crash at the InTown Suites off Lee Highway sent three drivers to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. "It was like a loud crash. It just sounded like stuff was falling," said InTown Suites resident Johnny McGahee.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 8:37:09 PM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
|Push is on to restore first responders benefits with sales tax referendum on the Memphis ballot|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:06:30 -0700|
You think the weather is hot? I’ve got a story on a plan that would raise the sales tax to restore benefits to first responders that is about to catch fire. All you’ve got to do is look at the signs to realize it’s election time. The signs. Maybe you’ve seen them. Memphis Police and Firefighter associations are supporting a plan to raise the sales tax by half-a-cent.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 9:06:30 PM - SOURCE: Myeyewitnessnews
|Brush fire on Signal Mountain under investigation|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:52:04 -0700|
Officials say a brush fire on the side of Signal Mountain was a challenge for fire crews on Wednesday. It happened in the 500 block of North Palisades Drive. Hamilton County EMS spokesperson Amy Maxwell says firefighters used safety ropes to hold them in place as they battled the blaze. The fire was eventually extinguished and no homes were endangered.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 5:52:04 PM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
|Columbia Room at the Inn shut down by fire marshal|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:46:12 -0700|
Westminster Presbyterian Church is the only place in Maury County where homeless women and children can find a warm bed to sleep in and now the city is threatening to shut it down. More than 100 adults and 17 children have all come there needing help, and already they’re having to turn people away. A girl named Trinity graduated from high school after leaving Westminster and is now enrolled at Columbia State Community College.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 6:46:12 PM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV News 4
|Chattanooga House Fire Under Investigation|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:59:22 -0700|
The Chattanooga Fire Department had multiple companies respond to a house fire on the city’s south side in the 4100 block of Dorris Street Tuesday around 11:15 p.m. When crews arrived, heavy fire was coming through the roof and neighbors advised that there was possibly someone still inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 4:59:22 AM - SOURCE: Chattanoogan
|Update: House fire in East Lake claims life of toddler|
|Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:48:51 -0700|
A house on E. 36th Street sits empty, almost two weeks after it caught fire. Four people were taken to the hospital, including a father and three children. The father and two of his children were already out of the house when first responders arrived, but a three-year-old was still inside. Neighbor Robert Austin watched efforts by two men who tried to save those inside.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 1:48:51 PM - SOURCE: WRCB-TV NBC 3 Chattanooga
|Family displaced after condo fire at Percy Priest Lake|
|Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:57:47 -0700|
A family of five people were displaced after an overnight fire at a condo in the Priest Lake section of Nashville. According to investigators on scene, the call came out around 11 p.m. to the condo on the 3500 block of Seneca Forest Drive. No one was injured in the fire. The fire may have impacted people who lived next door, but it is unclear at this time how.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 3:57:47 AM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV News 4
|Monday night fires in Memphis: Firefighter treated in one, woman injured in 2nd, & arson suspected in 3rd|
|Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:11:43 -0700|
The Memphis Fire Department says a firefighter was treated for exhaustion while battling one fire Monday night, a woman hurt in another, and investigators are searching for an arsonist in a third. The first fire happened just before 8:15 p.m. Monday at a rooming house in the 1200 block of Latham Street.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 11:11:43 AM - SOURCE: Local Memphis News
|Fire quickly extinguished by alert employee at BrightStone in Franklin|
|Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:11:18 -0700|
An alert employee quickly extinguished a building fire at an educational facility for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Franklin Monday morning. The Franklin Fire Department was notified of the fire at BrightStone, located at 140 Southeast Parkway Court, at 9:11 a.m. According to Franklin Fire Battalion Chief Joe Polenzani, the fire started in the ceramics room in an outlet that powered an electric kiln.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 12:11:18 AM - SOURCE: Williamson Herald
|Fire Marshal's Office files complaint in Titans pyro mishap|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:51:29 -0700|
The state Fire Marshal's Office has filed a complaint against Pyro Shows, Inc. over a fire that broke out during Sunday's Tennessee Titans game. According to the Titans, one of the pyrotechnic devices had a mechanical failure and burst into flames after the Titans ran onto the field. The field staff was able to put it out quickly and there was minimal damage to the field.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 8:51:29 PM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
|Sevier County couple gets married the day after losing their apartment in a fire|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:13:44 -0700|
Friday, September 13th is now a day Lauren and Justin Smith will never forget. "Around noon that day I first got a phone call from him," Lauren said. She was on her way home when her phone rang. Her now-husband would tell her their apartment was on fire and the entire building had to evacuate. "I got there before she did and seen everything up in flames and really the emotion was just so much disbelief," Justin said.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 9:13:44 PM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV Knoxville
|Sevierville Fire Department issues temporary ban on open burning|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:49:52 -0700|
The Sevierville Fire Department issued a temporary ban Monday on open burning in the city. The ban is effective immediately. The current dry weather and low humidity has created a condition wherein open burning is too hazardous, according to SFD Fire Chief Matt Henderson. “The ban on opening burning will be in effect until significant rainfall is received,” Chief Henderson said.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 1:49:52 PM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV Knoxville
|Teen found safe after running from crash scene in Kenton|
|Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:45:15 -0700|
Multiple agencies searched through the night Sunday into Monday morning for a boy involved in a car crash Sunday afternoon on Con Pennington Road near Kenton. Fire officials say the vehicle, driven by a 14-year-old boy, rolled during the crash.“He got out of the vehicle and fled the scene,” said Fire Chief Bryan Cathey with the Gibson County Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 5:45:15 PM - SOURCE: WBBJ-TV ABC 7
|Knoxville: Rural metro firefighter hospitalized after fire|
|Sat, 14 Sep 2019 19:46:40 -0700|
A Rural Metro firefighter who was hospitalized after fire tore through a Knoxville home on Saturday night is in stable condition, officials said. Around 8:50 pm Rural Metro Fire responded to a reported house fire at 817 Virtue Road. According to a Rural Metro spokesperson, crews who arrived first on the scene were greeted with heavy smoke in the basement that extended to the home's attic.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2019 7:46:40 PM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV Knoxville