Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Commercial business fire at 1308 E Main St 27 Apr 10

The Johnson City Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at 1308 E Main St, K & M Secondhand Treasures, on the evening of 27 Apr 10. The fire caused a three alarm response of five engines, one ladder, one rescue unit, two command staff vehicles, and one rehab unit for a total of twenty one personnel. The alarm time was received by the fire department at 18:38:39. The first arriving engine at 18:42:06 found heavy fire conditions in the interior of the structure. Structural compartmentalization and overhead mezzanine storage made firefighting efforts problematic. The last operating crews cleared the scene at 21:57:09. East Main Street remained closed during the duration of the incident. No injuries were sustained during the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Johnson City Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Division.



Lt. Jerome Palmer

ST. 5

205 Broyles Dr.

Johnson City, TN 37601



Apartment Fire 504 Swadley Road

######NEWS RELEASE######



Immediate Release



Apartment Occupant Narrowly Escapes Injury; Remaining Apartments Undamaged


The Johnson City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported apartment fire at 504 Swadley Road at approximately 5:13 p.m. Washington County 911 received the call from the occupant of the residence. The caller stated there was a fire and dropped the phone. The dispatcher also heard the smoke detector in the background. Upon arrival, crews encountered heavy smoke coming from the apartment. The occupant had escaped the apartment prior to arrival of the first companies. The occupant was suffering from smoke inhalation, and she was assisted to a safe area by the initial arriving companies. Additional crews began a quick attack on the fire. The fire was rapidly contained to the apartment of origin. No fire or smoke extended to adjacent apartment. Overhaul was then begun on the fire apartment.


The occupant was treated by personnel from the Johnson City Fire Department and Washington County / Johnson City EMS. The occupant was then transported with potentially life-threatening injuries to the Johnson City Medical Center. The occupant was stabilized and hospitalized for observation.


The cause of the fire has not been officially determined at this time.


No firefighters were injured during the incident.


For additional information please contact:


Lt. Jason Powell – 423-483-5819


FM Sam McLain – 423-483-5835



Lt. Jason Powell, BA NREMTP

Johnson City Fire Department

B-Shift Station 3

"East Battalion"

505 E Main Street

Johnson City, TN 37601







Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hamilton st. Fire

The Johnson City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 436 Hamilton Street on 20 Apr 10 at 16:31:58. The first unit arrived on scene at 16:33:48 to find visible flames coming from the rear of the structure. An interior attack was made for extinguishment purposes. There were no trapped occupants in the structure. The fire was brought under control by twenty one suppression personnel. The fire originated in one of the rear bedrooms and extended into the attic causing severe smoke and fire damage to approximately fifty percent of the structure and displacing six individuals. The American Red Cross was contacted for fire burnout support. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Johnson City Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Division. Four engines, one ladder, three command units, two Training Division units, one Rapid Intervention Team/Manpower Unit, and the Johnson City Fire Department rehab unit responded to the evening incident.

For additional information please contact:


Lieutenant Eric Hyder



Fire Marshall Mike Freeman


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Structure Fire 317 Peach Blossom Ct Johnson City

April 18th, 2010
The Johnson City Fire Department was dispatched at 3:10 a.m. to the area of Grandview Christian Church at 300 University Parkway this morning, April 18th, 2010, for an investigation of an unknown fire behind the church. After units went enroute to the investigation, Washington County 911 received several additional calls reporting a house fire at 317 Peach Blossom Ct behind the church. The balance of a full structure fire-alarm assignment was dispatched. One of the callers was the owner of the house who has driven to the Comfort Inn on S. Roan Street. The caller advised the dispatcher that his house was on fire, and his phone was not working. He could not advise if his wife had been able to get out of the house.
The first units arrived at the scene to find a well involved fire. The fire was visible from several sides of the structure. Fire suppression efforts were initiated immediately, and it was determined that all occupants were safely out of the home. Crews continued suppression until the fire was brought under control at 3:32 a.m. The on-call Assistant Fire Marshal was notified and responded to the scene. Suppression crews remained on the scene until approximately 5:30 continuing overhaul efforts and assisting with the investigation.
The home was heavily damaged by heat and smoke. The displaced occupants were assisted by the local Red Cross in obtaining lodging arrangements. They were uninjured.
Three engines, one ladder, a manpower unit, shift commander, an Assistant Fire Marshal, and rehab unit responded to the incident. Johnson City/Washington County EMS, the Johnson City Power Board, and Washington County Red Cross responded to assist with the incident. There were a total of 12 fire personnel on the scene. No responders were injured during the fire.
Please contact the following if you have any additional questions:
Captain Steve Weaver
Assistant Fire Marshal Sam McLain
Lt./EMTP Jason Powell
Johnson City, TN Fire Dept.
B-Shift - "North Battalion"
Station 5
205 Broyles Dr.
Johnson City, TN 37601
Station: (423) 283-5804
Cell: (423) 483-5819
Fax: (423) 283-5885