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Whiteside fire injures one, consumes vehicles

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:00 am

A fire in Whiteside consumed several vehicles Saturday evening, resulting in the mobilization of local fire-fighting personnel.

“At 11:13 p.m. Saturday night Haletown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched out to a structure fire on the 4200 block of Highway 134 in Whiteside,” the agency reported. “Haletown Engines 1 and 2 along with Rescue 1 responded to the scene. Jasper Fire was called in for mutual aid.”

When firefighters arrived on scene they found two RV-style trailers and a vehicle fully involved, with the sole occupant injured nearby.


“Puckett EMS took over patient care while Haletown firefighters battled the blaze over the course of four hours,” the firefighting agency reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. No firefighters were injured battling the fire.


Photos courtesy of Haletown Volunteer Fire Department.