Flames Destroy Prospect Home

Giles County Fire and Rescue volunteers fight to suppress the flames that consumed a Prospect home yesterday (Monday).   Trea Dunnavant / Pulaski Citizen


by Trea Dunnavant
Staff Writer


An evening fire resulted in the total loss of a Prospect home yesterday (Monday).


Giles County Fire and Rescue volunteers responded to the call of a home fully engulfed in flames just after 5 p.m. Oct. 30.


According to GCFR, the 2950 Tackets Branch Road residence was the home of Jimmy L. and Dovie Patterson.


Giles County Fire Marshal Jeremy Holley said the cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation. According to Holley, the American Red cross is assisting the family, and there were no fatalities.


Volunteers with Giles County Fire and Rescue’s Anthony Hill, Frankewing, Richland, Prospect and Pulaski stations responded. Minor Hill’s Police and Volunteer Fire departments, Giles County’s EMS and Sheriff’s Department and Pulaski Electric System assisted at the scene.


“Everyone representing each agency did great working together to suppress the fire,” Holley said. “Since it is getting colder, be sure to check and clean units before use and do not place flammable products near any open flame within the home. Also, remember that you must have a permit for any burning within the county.”


GCFR Chief Cory Medley reminds citizens that GCFR is still in need of more volunteers. Those desiring to join must be at least 18 years old and have a willingness to volunteer some personal time to serve the people of the community.


Medley invites those interested in volunteering with GCFR to call the Pulaski Station, 363-3708.

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