"It's easy for an elderly person to become disoriented in a fire situation with all the smoke, and with this fire there was heavy, heavy smoke damage." — RFD Chief David Jackson
"Flying for hobby at night is at best a risky proposition and should only be attempted in open areas where there are no obstructions and the drone is lit well enough for the operator to see it at all times.” — FAA licensed drone pilot Mark DeWitte
Police said as much as 100 gallons spilled because the emergency shutoff at the pump didn't work after it was struck by a tractor trailer at the Rogersville Murphy USA station on Route 66-S.
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.
Hawkins County EMA director Gary Murrell said that after the hose burst the pump wouldn't immediately shut off, which caused gasoline to run across the parking lot, into Main Street and toward a storm drain.