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Crews Battle Fire At Sunset Marina Thursday, Injuries Reported

The Sunset Marina storefront appears to be a total loss after an hours-long blaze Thursday. Pickett/Overton County EMA Director Chris Massiongale said preliminary information indicates a houseboat striking the dock could be the initial cause of the fire. “Which dislodged the gas pumps and apparently gas was going everywhere and an explosion happened or the gas caught fire shortly thereafter,” ... Read More »

Baxter Fire Department Responds To Residential Fire

Baxter firefighters had to be treated for heat-related illness while on the scene of a fire for more than three hours Wednesday night. Chief Matthew White said they received the call around 8 p.m. to respond to a residential fire at 144 Chestnut Street. He said when they arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke coming from both the ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Responds To Best Western Fire Sunday

One victim from a fire at S. Jefferson Avenue’s Best Western Hotel Sunday evening according to Cookeville Fire Department. Chief Benton Young said the police department was the first to arrive on the scene. He said responders encountered an upstairs room with heavy smoke coming from it. Young said they pulled one victim from the room. Young said Cookeville Fire ... Read More »

Cookeville Fire Required County Mutual Aid For Monday Night Event

A fire on Cookeville’s Skyline Drive resulted in the total loss of a residential structure. Cookeville Fire Department Battalion Chief Daniel Snyder said all stations responded to the scene around 11 p.m. Monday night. He said the narrowness of Skyline Drive and the surrounding landscape made it difficult for firefighters to get to the house. “We had to call the ... Read More »

Burn Permits Required Through May 15th

Maybe some weekend work planned outside? A reminder that burn permits are still required region-wide. The state requires burn permits until May 15 when humidity increases. Baxter Fire Chief Matthew White said the cities in Putnam County require burn permits year-round. “Every city has their own ordinance and issues their own fire permits,” White said. “Outside of the city limits ... Read More »

Monterey Community Rallying Around Family Affected By Tuesday Fire

The Monterey community rallying around the Kennedy family who lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire Tuesday morning. Terry Kennedy said her family of 10 awoke Tuesday morning to the smell of smoke and soon after fled the house. She said the community came together quickly to help find a way to address their needs. “And ... Read More »

Fentress County Fire Department Finishes Fire Truck Replacements

Fentress County Fire Department has completed the process to replace of all four fire trucks in its fleet. Chief Larry Cooper said the final replacement was purchased for some $60,000 and picked up just last week. “The fleet we’ve got is really old and it’s really expensive to replace these trucks and we were in much need of some smaller ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Puts New Rescue Squad Truck Into Rotation

Cookeville Fire Department has officially put its new rescue squad truck into rotation. Fire Chief Benton Young said they had purchased the truck during last budget year. He said with the delays in the automobile industry, it has taken about a year to receive the truck and get it outfitted with lights and equipment. “The second one will allow us ... Read More »

Baxter FD Using Grant Funding To Help Department And City

Baxter Fire Department moving forward with two grants that will help the department’s operations. Chief Matthew White said one grant is for some $5,000 through Twin Lakes. “For purchasing an air pack, and SCBA for us to wear,” White said. “We have one that’s currently down and we need to put that back into service.” White said the department also ... Read More »