This morning, Kingsport Firefighters (A-Shift) were alerted of a structure fire at the new Welcome Center located just off of Interstate 26 in Kingsport, TN. A full assignment responded to the Welcome Center that has not opened yet due to still being under construction. Engine 7 arrived on-scene and assumed “Welcome Center Command.” Crews have made access to the roof in an attempt to locate the source of the fire. They have also requested AEP to respond due to power lines limiting ladder access.
Around 1030hrs, Welcome Center Command marked the fire under control. Crews remain on-scene conducting overhaul at time of publish.
Times-News.net article: http://www.timesnews.net/article/9080625/fire-reported-at-i-26-welcome-center