Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell told the Times-News Tuesday night that all seven firefighters had been accounted for, although there were at least two injuries including one civilian.
Cherokee High School maintained the highest seat belt usage percentage during the Battle of the Belt program at 95.42%.
Statistics indicate that nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. On average, one of every 31 reported home structure Christmas tree fires resulted in a death. Compare that to an average of one death per 144 total reported home structure fires.