Reporter’s note: Jared Hensley Saturday said that the school where two of the children go, not the Salvation Army Angel Tree, provided some gifts for the children written about in this article.
That brings the number of dogs lost in house fires so far this month up to 16, including 11 in one Mount Carmel residence, two at a Christians Bend residence, and one at another Mount Carmel residence.
James Arnold passed out from fire fumes about 1:22 a.m. Nov. 13. ADT and State Farm honored Warrior’s Path Volunteer Fire Department for its response with in $10,000 donations.
When Janet Burk hears the word “hero,” she immediately thinks of her 20-year-old son with special needs, who recently saved her and three of her other children from a house fire.
The origin of the fire was in an area of the home near a heater. Two nearby aerosol cans and a five-gallon can of gasoline on the front porch are thought to have contributed to the accelerated progress of the fire.
"At this time it's under investigation as to what may have been the cause. There's nothing really suspicious. It's just we can't determine what it is, so we've called in our inspector to make that determination." — KFD Deputy Chief Jim Everhart
The exterior of the residence at 607 Hasson Street didn't appear damaged at all, but Rogersville Fire Chief David Jackson said the interior was an approximate loss of 75 percent.