Fire in Cherry Creek requires countywide response

By | February 5, 2018 6:18 am

Numerous agencies were dispatched to the scene of a structure fire, on Jan. 31. (Photos courtesy of Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department)

Fire departments from across White County were recently dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire in the Cherry Creek community to provide the necessary manpower and equipment needed.

On Jan. 31, 2018, at approximately 10:42 a.m., dispatchers with White County E-911 Communications Center were alerted to a possible structure fire on Claude Loftis Road.

Firefighters with Cherry Creek, NorthEnd, and Cassville volunteer fire departments, as well as White County Sheriff Department and White County Emergency Medical Service, were first dispatched to the scene. Additional manpower and equipment support were requested from the remaining fire departments, which included Sparta, Eastland, Hickory Valley, BonDeCroft, Central View, Doyle, and Mt. Gilead.

Upon arrival of the first responding firefighters, the residential structure was already reportedly engulfed in flames. Once command was established on the scene, a countywide page was issued to provide manpower and equipment, specifically tankers to shuttle water to the scene.

Caney Fork Electric Co-Op was also contacted by White County E-911 dispatchers to respond to the scene to ensure power was safely disconnected from the residence.

Following firefighting operations, the scene was cleared without incident. The structure was a total loss, and the cause of the fire was unknown as of press time.

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