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Lakeland to check seniors’ smoke detectors

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Senior citizens get a special bonus each year from the city of Lakeland at the August ice cream social and forum: Help in protecting their homes from fire. A representative of the Shelby County Fire Department will conduct a smoke detector check and free battery replacement at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21. There will be a […]

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Firefighters battle Cordova blaze on Aug. 4

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Just after 10 a.m. on Monday, a monitored alarm company alerted the Shelby County Fire Department of a possible fire within a 3,400 square foot home in the 1400 block of Stable Run. Engine no. 61 reported smoke showing from the home. Three engine companies from Shelby County, one from Arlington and one from Memphis […]

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Car crashes into Cordova apartment

The Shelby County Fire Department rallied to a report of a car crashing into an apartment building just before 10 p.m. on July 7. Initially, responders thought an occupant was trapped inside. Dispatchers of the Shelby County Fire Department sent engine companies, a med squad, a battalion chief and ambulance to the scene. The accident […]

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Bartlett honors police officer, firefighter

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Home fire stopped in 5 minutes

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Firefighters contained a fire in just over five minutes on Feb. 17, saving a home in the 6000 block of Almond Creek Cove in the Waverly Farms subdivision.Just after 9 .m., dispatchers with the Shelby County Fire Department started three engine companies from the Shelby County Fire Department and one from Millington Fire to the […]

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Shelby County Fire names interim chief and deputy chief

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Dale H. Burress has been named interim fire chief of the Shelby County Fire Department. He was appointed by Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., after the recent retirement of Shelby County Fire Chief Clarence Cash Jr., who served as fire chief September 2004 – January 2014. Burress has worked at the Shelby […]

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Fire and exploding ammo ravage Tracy Road home Feb. 15

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Staff Reports At just past midnight early Sunday morning, multiple engine companies from throughout north Shelby and south Tipton County raced to a house fire on the 10000 block of Tracy Road on the Shelby/Tipton county line. About a fourth of the approximately 1,200-square-foot home was ablaze when the first firefighters arrived. The section burning […]

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Shelby County home destroyed in Feb. 14 blaze

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Shelby County, Tenn. — An enormous fire of unknown origin destroyed an unoccupied home on Billy Bryant Road early on Valentine’s Day, but three fire departments responded and kept the blaze from spreading to nearby property and structures. Multiple callers rang Shelby County Fire dispatchers just after 6 a.m. to report a possible institutional fire, a possible […]

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Fiery pet rescue burns Bartlett woman

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Friends and family begin repairing destroyed room By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Going back into her blazing bedroom for her pet was Melody Slaughter’s second mistake on Jan. 21. Falling asleep smoking – the likely cause of her bedroom’s destruction – was probably the first. Her mother, Tobey Slaughter, said her daughter dashed into her room, […]

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Fire’s out and meals are on at Moma’s

Five months after a kitchen fire gutted the building, Moma’s B-B-Q is once again setting out hot-link sausage omelets and jumbo barbecue sandwiches for hungry crowds. The popular Bartlett restaurant reopened on Dec. 3. An early morning grease fire on July 3 raced from the deep fryer throughout Moma’s. Smoke and fire destroyed everything from […]

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