Tuesday, at approximately 1:47 p.m. the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1024 Old Sevierville Pike. The manufactured home was the victim of an apparent brush fire that went out of control according to firefighters on the scene.
It appears that the home, which is located at the entrance of Crispwood Subdivision, was vacant at the time. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the blaze and no injuries were reported.
While the fire was in process and firefighters worked to put of the flames, some vehicles traveling past the scene continued on, running over fire hoses in the process. This can cause destruction to the hoses at times causing them to break.
The worst part of this occurring is the fact that running over the hoses can stop water flow. "If you have a man in a burning building and you damage the hose it takes the water away from him," former Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Clark told the Seymour Herald. The Seymour Herald and the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department ask that the public keep that in mind when traveling by a fire.