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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 »

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 »

Thawing Turkey Most Important Step When Frying

Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said making sure your turkey is thawed is the number one tip when attempting to fry your turkey this Thanksgiving. “The biggest danger is the turkey is not thawed,” Brown said. “If it’s still frozen or partially frozen, it’s going to cause a violent reaction when it hits the hot grease and boil over ... Read More »

Putnam Fire Station On Gainesboro Grade Closer To Completion

The bid to rough in a new Putnam County fire station on Gainesboro Grade has been awarded. County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the price for this portion of work on the fire station came in at $41,000. Brown said there is still work to be done before the new station becomes operational. “The building will be closed in, we’ll ... 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 »

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Frying A Turkey

For those considering frying your turkey this Thanksgiving, be mindful of the fire dangers involved. Turkey fryers commonly overheat and start grease fires without the right precautions. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the first step to safely fry a turkey is thawing the meat. “You introduce a frozen turkey to super heated grease or oil, and it is ... Read More »