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More Tennessee children die in fires in June, July

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NASHVILLE—The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding parents and caregivers of the necessity of fire safety education following an analysis of Tennessee fire data. The information revealed an uptick of child fire fatalities during the summer months of June and July. Data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System shows that since 2010 there have […]

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MLGW updates Lakeland on ‘catastrophic failure’ of substation

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Editor’s note: This version of the story, updated as of July 22, contains details about the potential toxicity of a mineral oil fire — details that replace our original story’s reference to mineral oil as harmless. MLGW is currently reviewing a Bartlett Express request for information on whether the destroyed transformer’s oil did or did not […]

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Bartlett Fire preps to save lives and property

    Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional story series about “A Day in the Life” of city and county professionals. Steam carries the rich aroma of mountain-roasted beans, tickling the noses of Station One firefighters in Bartlett. Most everyone has a cup, and all are in good spirits. Stories and smiles are […]

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Arlington’s MLGW substation goes up in flames, residents hear big explosion

A Monday morning fire at an MLGW substation in Arlington disrupted power to between 19,000 and 22,000 MLGW accounts for several hours. On Tuesday, MLGW reported that around-the-clock repair work has begun, and the repair process could continue for up to six months. On Wednesday, MLGW issued a request for all Lakeland and Arlington to limit their electricity […]

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Hot, hot, hot!

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Speeding motorcyclists slam into SUV after police chase

Two of three motorcyclists evading police ran a red light and crashed into an SUV Friday night on U.S. 70 in Arlington, severely injuring the two adult drivers and injuring an eight-year-old rider. The third motorcyclist was able to avoid the wreck. The incident began around 7 p.m. when the third motorcyclist sped off Old […]

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Bartlett firefighter promoted March 8

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Bartlett seeks donors for First Responders Monument

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First responders are the professionals likely to be the first on the scene of an emergency – fire fighters, police, sheriff’s deputies, and others who save lives and preserve both peace and property. Bartlett’s leaders think that the skills, training and sacrifices of these men and women deserve permanent recognition with a monument. The city […]

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At-a-Glance for Feb. 11, 2016

Freeman Park plans gain more citizens’ input About 25 people gathered at the Bartlett Recreation Center Monday night to hear plans on how the city will expand W.J. Freeman Park. Ideas included whether to keep the cricket pitch (a special field for playing cricket), as well as additions of multi-purpose athletic fields, primitive camping space, […]

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Tennessee’s fire death rate hits new low in 2015

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NASHVILLE — For the second consecutive year, Tennessee fire deaths decreased to a new state-record low while the number of lives saved by smoke alarms installed by the state’s fire departments continues to climb. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announced Feb. 1 that fewer unintentional structure fire fatalities occurred in 2015 than in […]

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Arlington town board reviews 2015, kicks off 2016

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Arlington’s town board members heard updates on fire and sheriff’s services, reviewed business-building activities by the local chamber of commerce, and passed all action items on its agenda at the Jan. 4 monthly meeting. Fire report The monthly fire report for December included 104 runs (981 for the year, down compared to the previous year […]

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Minimize holiday fire risks

NASHVILLE — The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common. “December is the peak month for home candle fires,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Two out of five […]

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