Alert Neighbor And Quick Response By Firefighters Save Home

Alert Neighbor And Quick Response By Firefighters Save Home

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – An alert neighbor and quick action by Springfield Firefighters made the difference for a Springfield family Wednesday afternoon after the back of their home became engulfed in flames.

Everritt Washington was having lunch around 1pm when he noticed the neighbors home across the street was on fire.  Washington told Smokey Barn News that his first thought was for the children that lived in the home. The home is located on Chatham St. near 15th Ave. MAP

As flames billowed from the back of the home, Washington said he ran over and warned the family to get out of the home. Washington said he told the family to just evacuate and not try to save belongings, which was very good advise and the same thing every firefighter will tell you— just get out. After the family was outside he called 911.

Any firefighter will tell you that time is the enemy when it comes to structure fires. Getting notified early can make all the difference.

Thankfully, due to quick action by Springfield Firefighters and  Mr. Washington, no one was injured in the fire and the home is largely intact. One room at the back of the home and a deck are a total loss but the home should be repairable, officials said.

The Robertson County Emergency management Agency was on the scene to help the family make contact with the Red Cross and gain temporary housing until the home can be repaired.

If the family decides to reach out to Smokey Barn News with any needs that they have we will bring it to you.

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