Second Robertson County Home In A Week Lost To Fire
CEDAR HILL TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Another Robertson County home was lost to fire Friday evening. Officials were called to the home, located on Dowlen Rd in Cedar Hill, around 8:30p.m.. Officials believe the fire may have been burning for some time before it was discovered.
Adams Fire Chief Ray Brown told Smokey Barn News that the fire may have been slow burning until it found oxygen and became fully engulfed.
This is the second home to be claimed by fire in Robertson County in less than a week. The first fire was in Springfield a few days ago and then this one near Buzzard Creek and Hwy 41 in Cedar Hill last night.
According to Chief Brown, no one was in the home at the time of the fire, however two dogs were trapped inside the home. Firefighters were able to rescue one dog but the other succumbed to smoke inhalation, Chief Brown said.
Firefighters from Adams and North Robertson Fire and Rescue fought hard to save as much of the home as possible and though they were able to save some personal property they are classifying the home as a total loss.
The Robertson County Sheriff’s department, Robertson County EMA and EMS also responded to the scene.
Chief Brown said no cause has been located but he didn’t believe the fire was suspicious at this time. This time of year Christmas lights are looked at as a possibility, Brown said, but at the moment they don’t know.
Only one person was living at the address, according to Chief Brown, and they were not home at the time of the fire. The resident was put in contact with the Red Cross and they have local family so at the moment they are not reaching out to the community for assistance.
It’s always a tragedy to see someone’s home lost to fire, and even more so near Christmas.
If the family does decide to reach out for assistance from the community we will bring it to you.
After losing her home to fire, the owner now finds herself fighting to keep the property the home once sat on from being foreclosed on even though she paid her mortgage off in April.
According to WKRN News 2 in Nashville, Tracye Bryant paid the home off after the fire via her insurance company who sent a check directly to her lender, Bank of America in April 2016.
According to News 2, Bryant got a copy of the cancelled check that showed it was cashed by Bank of America the next day and on the back of the check the reason printed by the bank was “Payoff.” But in May she received a statement from the bank stating her mortgage payment was late. News 2 says Bryant has been fighting to keep the property ever since. For the full story on WKRN News 2 click here.