Coopertown House Fire Claims 2 Dogs But Ferrets Survive

Coopertown House Fire Claims 2 Dogs But Ferrets Survive

COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to officials with the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, preliminarily, a candle was likely the trigger for a residential home fire that claimed two family dogs.

The home, located on Kacie Dr in Coopertown, MAP, miraculously sustained only about 5 to 10 percent fire damage and about 25 percent heat and smoke damage. The first call went out at 4:03 pm. The residents were not home when the fire started. They discovered the home filled with smoke when they returned and called 911.

It was another great stop for the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department and the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department with a response time of about 6 minutes from the initial call. Robertson County EMS and the Coopertown Police Department assisted.

In the room where the fire started the fire burned through the floor of the home. According to Assistant Fire Chief Allen Nicholson with the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, two dogs did not survive, likely due to smoke inhalation but Firefighters found two Ferrets alive in a bathroom. One Farret was located in a laundry basket and the other in a bathtub. Robertson County Emergency Medical Service gave them oxygen and we’re told they are both doing great.

Though the fire is still under investigation, Chief Nicholson is leaning towards a candle as the cause of the fire. Other than the two dog fatalities, no other injuries were reported.

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