As Winds Peak Firefighters Battle Home Fire In White House

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As Winds Peak Firefighters Battle Home Fire In White House

WHITE HOUSE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Firefighters from White House City, White House Community, Greenbrier and Cross Plains Fire are battling a house fire in the 7600 block of HWY 76. MAP The call to 911 came in just after noon Tuesday. The home is positioned between Maxie Jones Rd and New Hall Rd.

Officials tell Smokey Barn News that a mother (Sydney Walker) and her young daughter were home at the time of the fire but both made it out safely. With the high winds firefighters are working hard to keep the fire from spreading to adjacent structures and becoming a grass fire.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Robertson County Emergency Management Agency is also on scene.

HWY 76 is currently slow going, if it’s part of your route plan you may want to delay your departure or chose an alternate route.

The home will be classified at a total loss. If the residents decide to reach out to the community for assistance we will bring it to you.

Walker, who’s 6-months pregnant, told our news partner FOX 17; “I mean I don’t know if I had time to do anything different, because it just all caught on fire so quickly,” Walker said.

Walker told FOX 17 that she had just put her baby down for a nap when she smelled smoke and saw a wall on fire at the front of the house. Within minutes, the whole place was on fire. For Sydney Walker’s full interview on FOX 17 click here.

A Go-Fund-Me-Page has been set up for the family. Click here to donate.

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Wind Advisory for Robertson County, Tennessee Until 6pm:

Wind advisory remains in effect until 6 pm cst this evening… * timing… 6 am to 6 pm cst on Tuesday. * winds… 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

Some small shallow rooted trees, Tree limbs, and power lines may be blown down with scattered power outages possible. Loose outdoor objects will be blown around.

Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on east-west roadways. Precautionary/preparedness actions.  A wind advisory means that winds over 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong may blow down a few trees or tree limbs and cause isolated power outages. Driving may also become difficult… Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Gusty winds expected across middle Tennessee on Tuesday. A strong surface pressure gradient will become established across middle Tennessee as a surface frontal system develops and moves out of the central plains Tuesday morning and pushes rapidly northeastward into the great lakes region by Tuesday evening. Strongest sustained winds and gusts will be across northwestern portions of middle Tennessee. Slightly less over the remainder of the mid state west of the Cumberland plateau.

Source: national.Weather.Service

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