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Two Charged With Arson For Livingston Storage Fire

Two suspects have been charged for setting a fire at a storage business on Cookeville Highway in Livingston. An investigation spearheaded by TBI and The Overton County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of 28 year old Eric Allen Cantrell of Livingston and 29 year old Keelie Alina Mack. On August 29, agents and deputies responded to a fire that ... Read More »

Putnam Fire Department Responds To Burgess Falls Road Hay Barn Fire

Putnam County Fire Department responded to an enflamed hay barn on Burgess Falls Road near Williams Lane on Sunday. Captain Coty Nash said that the owners of the property are out of town. He said that passersby noticed that the barn was on fire and called 911. Nash said that the cause of the fire is presently unknown and being ... Read More »

Algood Home Fire Controlled By Homeowner, Neighbors Quick Response

The Algood Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire Wednesday after a breaker panel caught fire. At 1:45 fire crews dispatched to North Deerhaven Drive off of Mirandy Road. Upon arrival, light smoke was seen coming from the garage area. The thermal imaging camera was able to determine the fire did not spread from the breaker panel. The home ... Read More »

Jackson County Fire Crews Contain Highway 56 Motel Fire

Jackson County fire crews responded to a fire at the Highway 56 motel early Tuesday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Jason Lynn said smoke was visible when they arrived to a fire in what was believed to be an unoccupied room. Lynn said it was fortunate the fire was able to be contained to a bathroom. “A lot of people had ... Read More »

Fire Chief Daryl Blair To Retire Effective Next Week

Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair has sent his notice of intent to retire effective next Friday. City Manager James Mills said that Cookeville will miss Blair’s dedication and knowledge having served as chief since 2017. “I have valued his friendship while working together, appreciate his sense of humor and am grateful for his dedication to the department, our citizens, and ... Read More »

Closing Doors At Night Add Protection Barrier During Home Fires

A fire inside the home can be slowed down by taking the time to secure your doors before going to sleep. Livingston Fire Chief Rocky Dial said this provides a necessary barrier to smoke and fire. Dial said a closed door can add 2-3 to even 10-15 minutes of escape time depending on the type of door. “Most of the ... Read More »

Experts Ask For Fire Safety Practices This Holiday Weekend

In planning for fun at campouts and making s’mores by the campfire, you should also plan for fire safety. Jackson County Fire Chief Jeff Conn said a common mistake among fire-users is not being cautious when starting fires, especially when using accelerants. “A lot of times when the people use a product like that, they’ll get really close to it ... Read More »

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 »