Springfield Area Home Total Loss After Evening Fire, Family Displaced
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Springfield area home is a total loss following a structure fire Friday evening leaving a family displaced.
The home is located on Gum Station Rd near Hwy 76 about halfway between Springfield and White House. MAP
The first call came into 911 at 9 pm. The Home is located in the Cross Plains Fire district. The White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, the Greenbrier Fire Department, and the Orlinda Fire Department were called in as mutual aid. The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County EMS, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office also responded.
We are still communicating with officials but we have no reports of injuries. As soon as we have more information we will bring it to you.
UPDATE: According to Cross Plains Fire Chief Tommy Jackson, a family of four with two very young children was displaced by the fire. According to Chief Jackson, the cause of the fire was electrical trailing back to a porch light on the back of the house. A resident of the home told Chief Jackson that the home had recently been throwing breakers.
The family was put in contact with the American Red Cross for overnight housing and, according to Chief Jackson, in the morning his team will be bringing by toys for the children that his department had left over from Toys-For-Tots.
If you would like to assist this family you can indicate so in comments on Facebook under the post of this report. You can also reach out to the Cross Plains Fire Department.
UPDATE: Smokey Barn News has confirmed that this same home sustained heavy damage in another fire back in 2018. According to Chief Jackson, the cause of the 2018 fire was completely dissimilar and the home had different occupants at that time. To view Smokey’s report of the 2018 fire CLICK HERE.
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