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.
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.”