Firefighters Respond to Fire at Kingsport Domtar Paper Mill

domtardecfireAround 3:45pm, Kingsport Firefighter (B-shift) were notified of a structure fire at Domtar Paper Mill on Clinchfield Street. As this was the 2nd fire of the shift for several of the responders, they arrived on-scene to investigate where the fire was located.


Domtar staff worked closely with personnel from KFD to extinguish the fire that was located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the paper plant.

The plant’s emergency response team had started flowing water with hoselines prior to KFD’s arrival. Due to the location of the fire, Ladder 1 was able to place the platform just outside of the 3rd floor where the fire was located to be used as an additional water source. Crews were able to attached handlines to the Ladder to assist in additional waterflow.domtardecfire1

The fire was contained to several pieces of machinary inside of the plant, and no injuries were reported.

Units Responding: Chief 3, Engine 1, Fire-Rescue 12, Engine 2, Engine 4, Engine 5, Ladder 1, Rehab 1

Sullivan County EMS also responded for medical stand-by.