UPDATED: Kingsport Firefighters Battle Structure Fire in Freezing Temperatures

Around 1800hrs, Kingsport Firefighters were alerted of a possible structure fire at 1616 C street in the Highland area. Upon arrival, firefighters found a residential structure with heavy smoke and flames visible. The temperatures tonight in Kingsport are in the single digits, and have made the environment much more difficult for firefighters on-scene. C Street command has called in off-duty firefighters to assist with battling the blaze. While a number of firefighters remain on-scene, Engine companies that are not on-scene are stationed around the city to cover the additional emergency calls that come in. More information will be posted as it is available.

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Let’s all keep these crews in our thoughts and prayers for a safe incident. The KFD Rehab Unit is on-scene to assist with providing firefighters with a place to “thaw out.”

WJHL-11 News Link: Breaking: house fire continues to burn in Kingsport
TimesNews.Net Link: Kingsport firefighters battle blaze on C Street