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Fire chief suffers burns battling fire in Hampton

John Thompson, Johnson City Press • Apr 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM

HAMPTON — Fire Chief Johnny Isaacs of the Hampton-Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department suffered burns to his neck and back Thursday afternoon when part of the ceiling and insulation fell on him while he was fighting an apartment fire at 830 Deerfield Lane.

“We had to go inside the building to get to the fire,” Isaacs said Friday. As soon as he entered, pieces hit him and he felt the burn, but he continued to battle the blaze.

Investigator Larry Vaughn with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department said the fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. When he arrived, he said smoke and flames were visible from the top rear and left side of the apartment house. Vaughn said there were firefighters and equipment from several volunteer fire departments fighting the fire.

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