Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

November 16, 2012

Heroes avert tragedy

CROSSVILLE — Two Cumberland County citizens are being hailed as heroes by the Cumberland County Fire Department for their efforts to help a woman escape a fire in her home Thursday morning.

The woman was flown to Vanderbilt with burn injuries. The Cumberland County Fire Department declined to identify the woman pending notification of family.

At about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, a 911 call was placed reporting a structure fire with possible entrapment on Hwy. 70 N just north of the Crossville Flea Market. In the short time between that call and fire department personnel arriving on scene, two motorists saw the burning building and three children running around and stopped to help.

"They saved the lady's life," said Kenny Kilgore, assistant county fire chief.

They are Brince Treadway and Stanley Walker.

Treadway said, "Anybody would have stopped to help."

When they stopped, they did not know a woman was still inside the structure, and were rounding up the three children, ages 2, 3 and 6, to keep them from re-entering the building.

Treadway said he heard a woman voice coming from inside. He and Walker walked around the building and Kilgore said they told firefighters they saw her arm waving from a small window. A ladder was leaning against the building and they helped her climb to safety.

When firefighters arrived, the structure was fully involved. Cause of the fire is not yet known, and investigators from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department were called to scene.

The injured woman's boyfriend refused treatment by EMS for minor bruises. The children were not injured. Two of the children, ages 2 and 6, were staying at the home for the day, and their guardian was called to the scene. The Cumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family, which includes a three-year-old boy there during the fire and a 12-year-old daughter.

The structure was a total loss.

Kilgore said firefighter response was good, providing plenty of manpower. In addition to the Cumberland County Main Station, personnel also responded from the Genesis Rd. station and Pleasant Hill station.

1
Text Only
Area News
  • Cruikshank cattle called Cumberland County home

    Sept. 23, 1903, Chronicle reports, “The members of the Christian Church here are preparing to erect a church building on the corner lot facing Webb Avenue and the Rockwood Road. Dr. Thomas Snodgrass owned a block of lots near the Academy (Webster Academy) and before he died made the offer of a corner lot for the building of a Christian Church.

    August 1, 2014

  • Steak and Potatoes Field Day set Aug. 5

    The annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will once again showcase the research and outreach activities at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center.

    August 1, 2014

  • Man dies while in custody

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man who died while in custody of local law enforcement.

    August 1, 2014

  • Hole in one highlights day one of Women's Open

    Haverly Harrold of Johnson City, TN, recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3, 11th hole in the first day of play at the 16th annual Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open at Stonehenge Golf Club Thursday.

    August 1, 2014

  • BOE recognizes city.jpg City praised by school officials

    The Cumberland County Board of Education, represented by Director of Schools Donald Andrews, right, recognized the city of Crossville, represented by City Manager David Rutherford, left, and Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III, center, at its July 24 meeting with a certificate of appreciation for the city’s continued support of education in Cumberland County.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Report of missing child turns out false; one charged

    A man living in Crossville set off a major search by law enforcement officers and about 40 employees of a retail store after he reported a small child missing. He later recanted and has now been charged with a misdemeanor charge.

    July 31, 2014

  • tourism-granville.jpg Tourism talk dominates roundtable meeting

    Tourism is big business in Cumberland County and the state of Tennessee.
    Tennessee state officials visited the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and provided a wealth of information for a roundtable discussion County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. organized.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • School system closes budget with more in reserves than planned

    The school system is going to end the year with a little more in its reserves than originally thought, Bob Scarbrough, transportation/maintenance supervisor and acting CFO, at the July 24 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
    "We believe there will be $4.7 million in the fund balance, which is quite a bit better than anticipated," Scarbrough said.

    July 31, 2014

  • Investigation into assault continues

    A Sparta Hwy. man found with lacerations to the back of the head told Cumberland County sheriff's deputies he was assaulted at a residence on Hwy. 70 N, but doesn't know why.

    July 31, 2014

  • Theft, arson of storage shed reported

    Someone broke into a storage shed and stole several items and, to add insult to injury, set the storage building on fire, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff's Department report.

    July 31, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Parade
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014