TOP PHOTO: A fire claimed a home on Friday afternoon.
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “It was a wind driven fire, and that is a very dangerous situation. It just swept through the structure,” said Daniel Lawson, captain with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service. A large home, just off Towe String Road near the River Road-Towe String Road intersection was lost to fire on Friday afternoon.
No one was at home when the call came in to central dispatch at 12:41pm, according to officials. Lawson suspects that since the house was off the main road, Towe String, that it may have been burning for a while before anyone noticed.
Two engines and a tanker arrived from the CCRFS followed by a support unit from La Follette’s Fire Department along with an engine from the Jacksboro Fire Department.
Other agencies that responded were the Campbell County EMS, EMA and Sheriff’s Department. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/03/2022-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF CCRFS CAPTAIN DANIEL LAWSON AND LFD CHIEF JIMMY PACK)