FIRE ALERT Triggered By Multiple Structure/Grass Fires

FIRE ALERT Triggered By Municipal Structure/Multiple Grass Fires PHOTO Kyle Gainous with Tri-Star Trucking and Excavating, Inc.

FIRE ALERT Triggered By Multiple Structure/Grass Fires

GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) -Robertson County has had three fires so far today, more if you broaden out the circle to include surrounding cities.

The first fire involved two shop outbuildings after a fire spread from a trash pile to one of the structures and then leaped to the second building, officials said.

The buildings are located in the 200 block of S Mt Pleasant Rd carrying a Greenbrier address. MAP The call coming in just before noon. Both buildings are estimated to be about 20X30 in size.

According to officials with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, the fire spread from burning trash by gusty winds. One of the buildings contained an estimated 20k in equipment.

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Firefighters from the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, Ridgetop Fire, Greenbrier Fire, Cross Plains Fire, and the Millersville Fire Department with the assistance of  Robertson County EMS and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

FIRE 2: Around 1:50 pm crews were called to another fire near the top of the county in the 5000 block of North Penson Rd involving a tractor and outbuildings that were also likely escalated by the wind. MAP Crews are still on scene.

FIRE 3: At 2:32 pm crews were called to a grass fire on I65. The fires have prompted a fire warning alert from the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency.

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EMA Fire Alert

We have had two outbuilding fires at opposite ends of the county that may have been triggered by wind ahead of the storm. Dir. Chance Holmes with the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency is recommending citizens use extra caution in combustible situations like farm equipment or vehicles in tall grass or any type of fire or flame. The dry conditions combined with gusty winds have created an elevated fire hazard in our area.
PHOTO Kyle Gainous with Tri-Star Trucking and Excavating, Inc.
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