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20 fire fatalities make January TN’s third-deadliest month since 2010

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NASHVILLE — The latest tally of January fire fatalities has the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention during the high-risk winter months. Current SFMO data indicates that 15 fatal fires caused 20 fatalities in Tennessee during January 2018, making it the third-deadliest month for […]

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Bartlett, Arlington youths win with fire prevention posters

NASHVILLE — Bartlett and Arlington children were among the artists recognized by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) in its 2017 Fire Prevention Poster Contest and Fire Prevention Video Contest. The awards event was on Feb. 10 at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence in Nashville. Both statewide contests were designed to harness Tennesseans’ […]

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Bartlett names new assistant fire chief

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Explosion, fire rock Arlington plant

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Forestry division requires permits for open burning

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Tennessee currently requires a burn permit to conduct any outdoor open burning of debris. From Oct. 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry. Permits are not required for burning in containers […]

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Bartlett woman charged with Walmart arson

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MEMPHIS — A Bartlett woman accused of setting fire to a rack of clothes in a store last Thursday has been charged with aggravated arson and released after posting a $50,000 bond. The fire happened around 7 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Walmart store at 3950 Austin Peay, in the Raleigh area. If found guilty, she […]

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Lightning strike destroys home, woman killed in fire

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A Lakeland woman recovering from knee surgery died Friday in a home fire apparently caused by lightning. Brent Perkins, a spokesman for the Shelby County Fire Department, said a very large stroke of lightning hit the Gainsborough Drive home of Nancy Allen, and flames were widespread by the time neighbors began to call for help […]

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SCFD to dedicate 12 ambulances Feb. 9

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The Shelby County Fire Department is dedicating its first-ever ambulances in a ceremony at 9 a.m. Feb. 9. The dedication for the 12 state-of-the-art advanced life support ambulances will be at SCFD Headquarters, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis. It’s been a day long awaited since 1972 when the SCFD first began answering emergency calls. Shelby […]

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Brendalay Grill closed to repair Monday’s fire damage

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A fire significantly damaged Brendalay Grill, an Arlington restaurant, in the early hours of Monday. A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the flames coming through the restaurant’s roof and called the fire in at 12:44 a.m. Monday. An Arlington fire truck was on the scene within five minutes, and the Shelby County Fire Department […]

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Arlington, Collierville students win state fire poster contest

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office has recognized the winning entrants in the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest, including students from Arlington and Collierville. Local winners included: 12th-grade winner: Katie Tucker of Collierville High School, sponsored by Collierville Fire & Rescue Eighth-grade winner: Julia Timms of Collierville Middle School, sponsored by Collierville Fire & Rescue […]

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Sportsmen urged to be careful in drought conditions

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The dry conditions across Tennessee have created a tinderbox where fires can be accidentally set, which has led the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to urge sportsmen be especially cautious as the popular muzzle-loading season opens statewide. “There is a lot of fires being fought right now and we have even had some on our wildlife […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 8, 2016

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Pancake breakfast tickets go on sale September 13 Bartlett Reserve Firefighters will host their popular annual pancake breakfast on Oct. 8 at the Bartlett Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. Food will be served 7-11 a.m., and tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and younger. Guests will get two pancakes, two […]

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