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Be Aware Of Kids Handling Fireworks During 4th Of July Celebrations

Fireworks season is here and there are a number of ways that a celebration can turn into an emergency. Livingston Fire Chief Rocky Dial said that often people like to hold fireworks or shoot them at an angle which can lead to fire and injury. Dial said parents need to be vigilant that children know how to use fireworks before ... Read More »

Baxter Fire Investigator Elected To State Board Combating Arson

A Baxter Fire Lieutenant and Investigator has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson. Investigator Zachary Womack said TACA uses a lot of effort to provide low cost arson training for volunteer fire departments in rural areas. Womack said the lack of resources in the community can lead to arson. “You can see ... Read More »

Fairground Street Fire Contained To One Room By Cookeville FD

The Cookeville Fire Department responded to a Fairground Street house fire on Thursday night. Fire Chief Daryl Blair said the call came in from a neighbor at 6:26 PM, being advised by dispatch that smoke was visible. Blair said crews were on scene in minutes and attacked the fire from inside the home. “They contained it in that room and ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Halfway To Having Staff For 5th Fire Station

The Cookeville Fire Department is halfway to reaching its staffing goal for a 5th fire station on Tennessee Avenue. Chief Daryl Blair said plan to bring on three fire fighters a year to staff the station came together to alleviate the financial burden of adding them all at once. Blair said a plan had to be in place once it ... Read More »

Neighbor Calls In Putnam County Fire, Structure Compromised

A single-wide trailer on Blue Bird Lane caught fire while the home owner was at the property this Memorial Day. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the came call came in just before noon from a neighbor. Brown said the person occupying the property was there, but outside and did not notice the fire. Brown said crews were on ... Read More »

South Walnut Ave. Home Heavily Damaged In Fire

A South Walnut Avenue home suffered heavy damage after a fire Sunday. According to Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair, fire crews arrived on scene to flames coming out of the door and windows of the home. Blair said the house was occupied at the time by the renter who escaped with no injuries. However, two pets were lost during the ... 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 »

Monterey House Fire Destroys Upstairs Bedroom

A Monterey home lost an upstairs bedroom due to an electrical fire Sunday. Monterey Fire Chief Kevin Peters said his crew responded to the fire call at 613 N. Elm Street near 10:30 a.m. Peters said an electrical outlet shorted and caused a nearby mattress to catch fire. Peters said the flames spread throughout the room and filled the home ... Read More »

Two Structures Lost, One Under Construction During Buffalo Valley Fire

An under construction log cabin was totally destroyed during a fire Friday in Buffalo Valley. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said they responded to the fire on Medley Amonette Road at roughly 4:00 PM. Brown said an adjacent farm house was also lost to the fire. He said several structures were able to be saved during the fire department’s ... Read More »

Willow Avenue Apartment Kitchen Fire Contained to One Unit

A 2014 North Willow Avenue apartment suffered kitchen damage after a stove fire Sunday night. Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair said the flames were contained to just one unit. “Whenever they opened the door, they had quite a bit of smoke in the apartment and had water flowing,” Blair said. “Theses apartments are sprinkled which is good, because the sprinkler ... Read More »