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Baxter Home Suffers Significant Damage In Fire

A single family home in Baxter suffered significant fire damage Tuesday morning after an apparent stove fire. Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews responded to Old Mill Road with heavy smoke coming from the home. “We made entry and extinguished the fire in the kitchen,” Brown said. “We realized the fire expanded and had a well involved fire in the ... Read More »

Putnam FD Contains Residential Fire On Broad Street

The Putnam County Fire Department contained a residential fire on the 2300 block of West Broad Street Thursday morning. Fire Chief Tom Brown said one room was completely gutted with the roof collapsed at several other areas on the one-story home. “A room and contents fire with one room well involved,” Brown said. “We had a crew make entry and ... Read More »

Putnam Home And Dog Lost During Residential Fire

A Putnam County home deemed a complete lost early Monday morning after a wood stove caused fire. Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews arrived at the Zeb Warren Road home around 3:45 a.m. with the residence fully involved with flames. “She had discovered fire around the ceiling level above a wood stove,” Brown said. “When we arrived on scene, fire ... Read More »

Safe Burning Practices Encouraged By Putnam Fire Chief During Dry Spell

A Thursday brush fire in Putnam County serves as a reminder for safe burning practices. Putnam Fire Chief Tom Brown said fire outbreaks are a real danger considering how dry the outdoors are. “Be careful and watch the wind,” Brown said. “Make sure you got clean ground out around your fire and follow recommendations of the forestry service. Of course, ... Read More »

Putnam Gainesboro Grade Fire Station Making Progress

The Putnam County Fire Department has received the land deed from Tennessee Tech to begin work on the new Gainesboro Grade substation. Fire Chief Tom Brown said preliminary work has already began on-site. “We got the site staked out, acquiring permits and utility connections and what not,” Brown said. “We are waiting for the builder to show up. When we ... Read More »

Putnam FD Responds To Southfork Road Barn Fire

The Putnam County Fire Department responded to an accidental barn fire around 12:28 p.m. Tuesday near Southfork Road in Baxter. Chief Tom Brown said the barn was being demolished and had a small fire next to it that led to the barn itself catching fire. Brown said that although there was a small grass fire around the area, there was ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Woman Died In Residential Fire On Big Orange Drive

A Putnam County woman died Wednesday in a residential fire on Big Orange Drive. Fire Chief Tom Brown said the owner of the home was away for a few hours and came back to a house full of smoke with his wife inside. “He went into the smoke to search for her,” Brown said. “Ultimately, found her. Dragged her out ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Residence Losses Garage And Vehicle In Fire

A Putnam County residence has lost a garage and vehicle during a Tuesday night fire on Calfkiller Highway. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews responded at around 8:30 p.m. Initial evidence suggests a wood stove was the cause, Brown said. “The building was a total loss,” Brown said. “The vehicle parked outside next to the building will ultimately, ... Read More »

Putnam Fire Department Updating Master Plan

The Putnam County Fire Department is nearing the end of its expansive master plan. The last step of the master plan includes relocating fire stations at Nash’s Chapel and Gentry. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the stations will remain in the general area. “We actually had money in last year’s budget for those,” Brown said. “It’s kinda been ... Read More »

Home Lost in Putnam County Fire

A Putnam County home has been completely destroyed by an early morning fire on Turkey Hollow Road. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said fire crews dispatched Thursday at about 4:00 AM. No one was home at the time of the fire, and had collapsed by the time crews arrived on scene. The fire was discovered by the owners father, ... Read More »