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Firefighters responded to three fires in one day

Published: 8:02 AM, 12/17/2013 Last updated: 8:03 AM, 12/17/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Monday was a busy day for firefighters with the Cocke County Fire Department.The CCFD responded to two major structure fires, and a smoldering attic fire, on Monday, Dec. 16. Fortunately, no one was hurt.The call on the first fire came in soon after Sunday midnight, at 12:44 a.m. on Monday, at a residence at 432 Scenic Drive, in Newport.Billy Hall is the owner of the property.When firefighters arrived, Hall's approximately 30-foot by 30-foot was fully engulfed in flames.Firefighters with the Cosby Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire, as well.Firefighters "suppressed" the fire with foam, according to Lt. Mitch Holdway and firefighter Justin Shelton of the CCFD.For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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