Just before noon on Thursday, Kingsport Firefighters (B-Shift) were alerted of a possible structure fire near the intersection of Lynn Garden Drive and Mullins Street. As units responded, smoke was visible from a distance and the 911 calls continued to come in. C-3 arrived on-scene a two story wood-framed residence with heavy smoke showing and assumed Mullins Street Command.
First arriving units pulled a 1 3/4″ line into the structure and encountered high heat and zero visibility. As crews worked to attack the fire, a ventilation crew laddered the roof to cut a hole for vertical ventilation. As crews made entry, a RIT team was established and completed a 360 to determine the hazards on the exterior of the structure. A ladder was placed on the B-side of the 2nd division for the safety of the crews working inside. The crews were able to make headway and extinguish the fire rather quickly. Firefighters remained on-scene for a few hours while hot-spots were extinguished and overhaul was completed. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Kingsport Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Division.
Units Responded: C-1, C-2, C-3, Engine 1, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Fire-Rescue 5, and Fire-Rescue 12. After extinguishment, relief was provided by Engine 2, Engine 7, and Engine 8.