Daily Dispatch: Tennessee News
Scene clear after tractor-trailer fire on I-65 south at I-24 junction in Nashville
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTOS: A tractor-trailer fire shut down lanes on Interstate 65 southbound at the Interstate 24 junction north of Trinity Lane on Thursday morning. According to TDOT, the incident happened just after 5:30 a.m. around mile marker 87. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The scene as of 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4 Nashville
$300k stolen from Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Department
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller resulted in the conviction of the Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire department's former treasurer who stole more than $300,000. According to investigators, James Botbyl wrote 64 fire department checks totaling $303,203 to one of his personal businesses, the deposited the money into the personal business accounts.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVLT-TV CBS 8 Knoxville
VIDEO: 'Suspicious' Fire Destroys Cross Plains Home
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Cross Plains home is a total loss after an early morning fire Thursday. The call came in around 3:30 am that the home, located at 8597 Hwy 25 East about a mile from Interstate 65, was engulfed in flames. According to Fire Chief Tommy Jackson with the Cross Plains Fire Department, the fire is being labeled suspicious.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Smokey Barn News
DeKalb County: Jury Finds Gary Wayne Ponder Guilty of Aggravated Arson in 2016 Courthouse Fire
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 04:44:52 -0700
After more than three years since the offense was committed, 55 year old Gary Wayne Ponder stood trial Thursday in DeKalb County Criminal court for setting fire in a courthouse vestibule recycling bin causing more than $100,000 in damage to the building After hearing several hours of testimony, it took the jury, made up of six men and six women, less than half an hour to deliver it’s verdict.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2019 4:44:52 AM - SOURCE: WJLE-FM 101.7 Smithville
Man injured by explosive device at Macon County home
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A man was injured when an explosive device detonated at a Macon County home early Thursday morning. Officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Rocky Mound Road in Westmoreland just after midnight.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKRN-TV ABC 2 Nashville
Four rescued after rural road in Hardin County washes away
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:48:03 -0700
PHOTO: Three adults and a five-month-old baby had a terrifying moment on Wednesday morning driving on a rural road in Hardin County. Firefighters rescued the four people after part of the road collapsed underneath their car. Officials said the road had been flooded, but the water had receded before they attempted to drive over it.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 7:48:03 PM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4 Nashville
Neighbors help save 5 children from burning Memphis home; father facing charges for leaving children alone
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Memphis firefighters found a house full of children home alone when they were called to a fire Monday morning. Now their father is facing charges. The fire broke out on Willow Road around 9 a.m. Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke said neighbors were able to help five children get out of the home safely.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMC-TV NBC 5 Memphis
Jack Daniel's employees volunteer at fire brigade in Lynchburg
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:21:47 -0700
Down at Jack Daniel’s in Lynchburg, they pride themselves on making great whiskey, but a select number of Jack Daniel’s employees also pride themselves on keeping the distillery and town safe from any potential fires. Lynchburg has a volunteer fire department, but Jack Daniel’s also has a volunteer fire brigade.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 5:21:47 PM - SOURCE: WTVF-TV CBS 5 Nashville
Man told Hawkins deputy he set field on fire because he wanted a ride
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:43:15 -0700
A Hawkins County man allegedly admitted to setting his mother’s hayfield on fire Sunday afternoon because his mother didn’t give him a ride home when he asked for it. Lorne Ray Wallen, 51, 1328 Longs Bend Road, Rogersville, allegedly told Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Hunter Newton that he set the War Valley Road hayfield ablaze because he was “aggravated that he couldn’t get a ride home.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 6:43:15 PM - SOURCE: Kingsport Times News
Man often seen in area struck, killed by dump truck on Broadway in downtown Nashville
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Metro Nashville Police and the Nashville Fire Department are on scene of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. Police say the crash took place at Broadway and 13th Avenue South. Police add the crash involves a dump truck. Exit 209 on I-40 WB has been closed due to the crash as they investigate. The victim is a white male in his mid-50s, but has not yet been identified.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WZTV Fox 17 Nashville
Greene County man dies in fire
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:51:46 -0700
A Saturday night fire in Greene County claimed the life of a Stone Dam Road resident. Greene County Sheriff Wesley Holt said Greene County 911 received a call of a structure fire on Stone Dam Road at 11:40 p.m. The caller reported hearing a loud explosion at the residence of Paul Dwayne Johnson, 57, with concern that Johnson was in the home.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 9:51:46 AM - SOURCE: Morristown Citizen Tribune
Fire Damages House in East Ridge
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:59:17 -0700
On July 15, at approximately 12:48 p.m. East Ridge Fire, Police and Puckett EMS were dispatched to a reported residential fire located at 1913 Close Rd. Upon arrival heavy smoke was reported coming from the structure. All occupants were reported to be out with one family pet inside. Crews made an aggressive interior attack locating the fire in the kitchen area.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2019 3:59:17 AM - SOURCE: East Ridge News Online
Lightning catches Oak Ridge home on fire; family credits security system for saving house, pets
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:47:59 -0700
An Oak Ridge couple and their four-legged and feathered family members are safely together after a house fire. The family crediting their alarm system for saving their home and their pets. The Moore family says during a severe storm earlier this month, lightning struck one of their underground power lines.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 2:47:59 PM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
Memorial services to be held for West Carter County Volunteer firefighter
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:40:29 -0700
Memorial services will be held Monday for a West Carter County Volunteer firefighter. Larry Neil Miller passed away recently after suffering from medical complications. He was 40 years old. Miller’s family will accept friends and family from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Central Community Christian Church outdoor pavilion.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2019 6:40:29 AM - SOURCE: WJHL-TV CBS/ABC 11 Johnson City
Sugar Tree house fire kills two people; one escapes fire
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:50:07 -0700
VIDEO: Two people are dead after an early morning house fire.A fire broke out at a home on Edd Raines Road in Sugar Tree. The Fire Coordinator for Decatur County, David Whitaker, says it happened early Saturday morning. “We arrived on the scene at pre-dawn,” Whitaker said. “It was still dark, and we found a residential structure fully engulfed.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2019 8:50:07 PM - SOURCE: WBBJ-TV ABC 7 Jackson
Investigators search for cause of house fire in Murfreesboro
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:42:59 -0700
he Fire Marshal's Office was called to investigate a fire at a home on Chamberlain Drive Sunday evening. According to Battalion Chief Tim Swann, the call initially came in as a house fire with flames and smoke showing and someone possibly trapped in the home. Six units arrived and searched the home thoroughly but never found anyone in the residence.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2019 7:42:59 PM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4 Nashville
Crews battle fire at pizza restaurant in Hendersonville
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:45:55 -0700
Emergency crews are searching for the cause of a fire at a pizza restaurant in Hendersonville. Hendersonville Fire Chief Scotty Bush said the first crews arrived at about 4 p.m. Friday at Jolly Ollie's Pizza on New Shackle Island and had the flames under control about an hour later. Bush said the fire and smoke damage was concentrated in the ceiling and roof line, while water damage was throughout the building.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 10:45:55 PM - SOURCE: WSMV-TV NBC 4 Nashville
Knoxville: 22 Rural Metro firefighters become Red Card certified for wildfire emergencies
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:31:04 -0700
If there’s a wildfire anywhere in America, a group of East Tennessee firefighters can now help those communities because of an added level of certification, commonly called a “Red Card.” The Rural Metro Fire Department sharing on Facebook that 22 of their firefighters passed Red Card certification this week through the state’s Division of Forestry.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2019 6:31:04 PM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
Knoxville: Rural Metro Deputy Fire Chief Retires After 42 Years of Service
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:24:38 -0700
In four decades of service, technology and the way firefighters respond to emergencies has evolved. In the same time, some firefighters have grown and evolved with the changes, leading the way for the next generation of first responders. “It’s like everything else in the world, technology is outstanding,” said Gene Blaylock, Deputy Chief for the Rural Metro Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2019 9:24:38 PM - SOURCE: WATE-TV ABC 6 Knoxville
Woman's vehicle goes up in flames in Rockwood
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 04:33:08 -0700
A Rockwood woman woke up Wednesday morning to get a drink and saw her vehicle burning in the driveway. According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Kendall Mitchell was dispatched to 208 Dunlap Ave., at 5 a.m. to investigate a vehicle arson. “Once there, I spoke to Rockwood Fire Department employees who said the vehicle that was on fire appeared to be set by a unknown person,” the report said.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2019 4:33:08 AM - SOURCE: Roane County News
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