Structure fire in Downtown Rocky Top; multiple entrapments reported

The two story structure was deemed fully involved not long after units began arriving. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CVFD CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)

South Main Street in blocked off at Rocky Top. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CAMPBELL COUNTY RURAL FIRE SERVICE CAPTAIN DANIEL LAWSON)

ROCKY TOP, TN (WLAF) – First the Ridgewood Volunteer Fire Department was paged out a bit after 4:30am Tuesday, and minutes later, the Caryville Volunteer Fire Department was called out. The Rocky Top Fire Department requested mutual aid on a structure fire in the heart of town on South Main Street.

Around 5am, mutual aid and a ladder truck were requested from the La Follette Fire Department. The address of the fire is 319 South Main Street, according to La Follette Dispatch. The fire is in a building or buildings across from ROMAC Self Storage near where Chapman’s Restaurant once was.

Multiple entrapments were reported in the two story structure that was described as fully involved. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/23/2024-5AM)