The DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were called out Sunday morning to the residence of Edward Rollins at 1504 Old Highway 53 near Liberty.
Central dispatch received the call at 5:01 a.m.
County Fire Chief Donny Green reports that as firefighters arrived they could see smoke coming out around the eaves of the home, a single wide trailer. Neighbors believed a disabled individual might be inside, but firefighters checked and found no one there.
Chief Green said the fire apparently started in the utility room, possibly from some sort of electrical problem. The blaze was contained to that room although heat and smoke spread throughout the residence.
Members of the Liberty, Temperance Hall, Main Station, and Tanker of the county fire department responded along with DeKalb EMS and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. No one was injured.
Reservations are now being taken for the Sixth History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park, which will be held on Saturday, October 8 starting at 2 p.m. Admission is still only $10 per person, including light refreshments, for this wholesome family friendly annual event. Participants are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled wagon departure time for registration and other pre-loading activities.
The History Hayride sells out early every year so take time to make your reservations now by calling the park office at (931) 858-2114 or toll free at 1-800-250-8619. Cash or checks are due at the event, with a $20 non-refundable advance deposit required for groups of four or more.
There will be nine wagon loads running about 30 minutes apart, stopping at nine sites where costumed re-enactors will portray characters and scenes representative of the history of the park and the area. Honoring this year’s 150 year observance of the start of the War Between the States there will be some new characters from that time period as well as some of the old favorites. The wagon trip will last approximately 90 minutes, departing from and returning to the Visitors Center where there will be cozy seating around the campfire and refreshments served inside.
The History Hayride is presented by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, along with park and other TN State employees. Fount Bertram, President of the Friends of Edgar Evins State Parks, suggests people dress warmly in layers and bring a blanket for the hayride as it tends to get chillier on the wagons with winds coming off the lake. For more information visit the Friends website at http://foeesp.ne1.net
In addition, The Galley Restaurant at the marina will offer a special for patrons of the Hayride who wish to dine during their visit to the park.