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Fire destroys garage in Walland

By Staff Reports,


The Blount County Fire Protection District responded to a fire that destroyed a detached garage at a home in Walland early Monday morning, May 29. Fire Captain Butch Campbell said a resident worked to keep the flames from spreading until firefighters arrived.

First responders were dispatched to the fire on East Leatherwood Drive at 3:13 a.m. Campbell said firefighters arrived on scene seven minutes later. According to a police report, Blount County Sheriff’s Deputies helped evacuate the nearby home while a resident used a garden hose to keep the fire from spreading.

The Fire Protection District responded with a total of 12 personnel in seven vehicles. The fire was controlled at 4:38 a.m., although Campbell said the garage was considered a total loss.

The nearby home suffered some burn marks and broken windows.

No injuries were reported.

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