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Cookeville FD On Scene At North Dixie Apartment Fire Tuesday Morning

Cookeville Fire Department was on the scene for an hour Tuesday morning at approximately 4:22 a.m. to address a crawl space fire at a North Dixie Avenue apartment complex. Acting Captain Paul Parrish said that it appeared to be a bag of garbage or clothes that had caught part of the subflooring of apartment number six on fire. He said ... Read More »

Garage Fire In Algood Results In Total Structure Loss

A detached garage fire in Algood Tuesday evening resulted in the total loss of the structure on Raines Circle off of Highway 111. Police Chief Dale Armour said that responders suspect the fire started by a lawnmower sparking. He said that when the fire department arrived the garage was completely involved. Armour said that the fire began to spread to ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Seeking Swift Water Rescue Equipment

Cookeville Fire Department hoping to gain some new swift water rescue equipment through a grant from the Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation. Battalion Chief Daniel Snyder said that they will purchase life vests, rafts, and wet suits among other tools. He said they typically rely on the county’s team for swift water rescues. “One of the things that I like to ... Read More »

Putnam Family Lost Home And Several Pets In Residential Fire

An East Lake Subdivision family lost their home Tuesday morning in a residential fire. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews responded around 7:25 a.m. Two adults at the home were alerted by smoke detectors and escaped without injuries. “Fire through the roof on the second floor when we arrived on the scene,” Brown said. “Ultimately, the house is ... 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 »

Fire On Chester King Road Results In Loss Of Detached Garage

A structure fire on Chester King Road in Putnam County has resulted in the total loss of a detached garage. Chief Tom Brown said his department was dispatched around 2:45 this morning to respond to the call. “The roof had already collapsed,” Brown said. “We basically just extinguished the fire from there, there wasn’t much we could do with it. ... Read More »

Baxter FD Helps Mitigate Major Fuel Spill On Fast Lane

An estimated 40 to 50 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled from a semi-truck’s punctured fuel tank in Baxter Sunday morning. Baxter Fire Chief Matthew White said that a driver went to the Love’s on Fast Lane to refuel and discovered the issue. White said that his team was called in and was able to do a temporary patch until ... Read More »

Putnam FD Responds To Large Bennett Road House Fire

Putnam County Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire for nine hours Tuesday morning. Chief Tom Brown said that responders were called to a 4,700 square foot home on Bennett Road around 1:45 a.m. He said that the first responding unit reported fire through the roof of the house. “It was rapidly discovered that the attic was ... Read More »

Monterey Business Damaged In Accidental Commercial Fire

A Wednesday afternoon commercial fire caused extensive damage to a Monterey pole barn building company at Clarkrange Highway. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the department estimates Troyer Post Buildings suffered some $100,000 in damage. “They had a large warehouse with an office attached to that warehouse,” Brown said. “The office is where the fire originated. When we arrived ... Read More »

Crawdaddy’s Restaurant Open For Business One Year Later After Fire

Crawdaddy’s Restaurant, a staple of Cookeville’s Historic West Side, reopened today after one full year since fire closed the location. Co-Owner Drew Blalock said there were tears, anticipation and nervousness leading up to this day, but now the restaurant is ready. “I won’t say there is one big challenge. There was a lot of little challenges. They add up, but ... Read More »