White House Family Home Destroyed By Fire
WHITE HOUSE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A home in White House is a total loss and a family homeless after a fire ripped through their home Thursday evening.
The home is located on Martin Covington Rd in White House. Martin Covington Rd sets just below Cross Plains and falls in their fire jurisdiction. MAP
According to Fire Chief Tommy Jackson with the Cross Plains Fire Department, the call went out around 6:30 pm Thursday night that a room of the home was on fire.
Firefighters with the Cross Plains Fire Department, White House Community Volunteer Fire, White House City Fire, the Orlinda Fire Department, the Highland Fire Department out of Portland, the Greenbrier Fire Department, the Millersville Fire Department, the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson EMS and Rehab 83 all made every effort to save the home but the fire moved too fast through the older home. According to Chief Jackson, the home is a total loss.
According to Chief Jackson, an electric heater was reported smoking in the room where the fire reportedly first started.
The family was able to escape the home without injury, Jackson said. The American Red Cross arrived and will address the family’s needs in the short term, they did not have insurance, Jackson said.
UPDATE: a Go-Fund-Me Page has been set up for the family and confirmed by Smokey Barn News via the WHVFD. CLICK HERE to donate.
ALL PHOTOS: White House Community Volunteer Fire Department.
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