Around 11AM on Friday, Kingsport Firefighters (C-Shift) were notified of a possible structure fire on the 1600 block of C Street. C-3, Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Fire-Rescue 12 responded to the scene. Upon arrival, fire units had smoke and fire visible from the attic area of the residence on the D side. Firefighters entered the structure to find light smoke conditions in the residence, but were able to quickly locate the fire in the attic area. The crew made access to the attic, and began a quick extinguishment of the fire. A ventilation crew made their way to the roof, where they cut a ventilation hole to help expel the smoke. Crews remained on-scene while they finished extinguishing the fire and cleaned up.
This was the same residence that B-shift responded on early Friday morning around 1 AM. Crews had worked on-scene several hours extinguishing the fire, but access to some of the structure was limited due to safety concerns. Firefighters operating inside the structure had noted of a partial floor collapse, and this made it difficult for crews to complete a through overhaul in the unsafe area.