1AM Fire Triggers Multi-Agency Response Thanksgiving Night
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – After midnight on Thanksgiving night, a Robertson County family woke to a house filled with smoke. Not able to find the source of the smoke, the family exited the home and called 911. What they didn’t know was the crawl space under the home had ignited.
It was the middle of the night, the home is located off West County Farm Road MAP perched on top of a hill off the main road and secluded by trees, topography, and other homes. It was a recipe for disaster.
The first call came into 911 at 1:02 am. First responders from the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, the Greenbrier Fire Department, the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, Ridgetop fire, and the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency raced to the scene.
Even with the home’s obscured location and in the dead of night, first responders arrived quickly and located the home. Within seconds the fire was isolated under the home and Firefighters and went to work. A short time later the fire was out and, according to officials at the scene, about 85% of the home was saved.
According to Fire Chief Joe Williams with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, his team is leaning towards the home’s climate control system under the home as the likely source of the fire. No foul play is suspected.
The home will need repairs before it is livable again but the family will not be starting from scratch thanks to the bravery and skill of our local firefighters.
According to the Director of the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency Chance Holmes, the family was offered emergency resources but declined, indicating they had local options for the night.