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2 fires destroy homes in Roane

Roane County firefighters were busy this weekend.

Early Friday morning, crews were called to a home on New Hope Road in Rockwood on a report of a fire. When crews from the West Roane County and Midtown fire departments arrived on the scene shortly after 5:30 am, they reported finding the house engulfed by flames.

No serious injuries were reported, although one occupant of the home was taken to the hospital for observation and a firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion and later released. The home was destroyed and animal control officers were called in to care for about 20 dogs found on the property.

Early Sunday morning, a house fire in Harriman displaced another family.

The fire at the home on Clear Springs Road was called in around 9:15 am and crews from the Blair Volunteer Fire Department responded.

Six people were inside the home when the fire broke out but only a 73-year-old woman required a trip to the hospital for minor injuries. Two dogs and guinea pig survived the fire but about 25 birds were trapped and did not make it out.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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