County Firefighters Respond to Tuesday Blaze

August 13, 2008

Firefighters from the Cookeville Highway, Short Mountain Highway, Blue Springs, and Main Stations of the DeKalb County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2766 Cookeville Highway Tuesday around 12:30 p.m.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says the owner, Chris Smithson, and others were working in the metal construction building when they discovered a large fire and reported it to DeKalb 911.

When firefighters arrived, the building was fully involved with heavy smoke and flames showing. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby residence.

A pickup truck and ATV, owned by Smithson, were among the items destroyed in the fire.

DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies and DeKalb EMS provided assistance at the scene. Chief Green says the cause of the fire is currently undetermined and is under investigation. No one was injured during this incident.

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