Two Homes Damaged In Monday Night Fires

June 27, 2006
by: 
Dwayne Page

Fires damaged two homes late Monday night in DeKalb County.

Firefighters responded to the residence of Chris Dodson at 906 Parkway Drive around 11:17 p.m. after a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the house and called 911 to report it.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says firefighters made entry to the home and contained the blaze to a front bedroom of the house, where the fire apparently started.

The rest of the home received heat and smoke damage.

Green says the Dodson's were reportedly at work when the fire started. No one was injured.

Members of the Cookeville Highway, Short Mountain Highway, and Midway Stations responded along with the tanker truck. DeKalb EMS also stood by at the scene as a precaution and officers of the Sheriff's Department assisted with traffic control.

Meanwhile, Assistant County Fire Chief Roy Merriman says another fire call came in around 11:45 p.m. at the residence of Danny Rigsby at 1863 Bethel Road.

Firefighters, responding to an alarm, found fire coming from a back bedroom of the house. They made entry to the home and quickly extinguished the blaze. Merriman says the fire was mostly confined to the bedroom although there was some damage to the ceiling, living room, and hallway.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

Members of the Blue Springs, Keltonburg, and Belk Stations responded to that fire.

DeKalb EMS and a county officer also stood by at the scene.

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