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Red Bank firefighters respond to two house fires in less than 15 minutes

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Photo by Deputy Chief, Brent Sylar from Red Bank FD. Photo by Deputy Chief, Brent Sylar from Red Bank FD.
Photo by Deputy Chief, Brent Sylar from Red Bank FD. Photo by Deputy Chief, Brent Sylar from Red Bank FD.
Photo by Deputy Chief, Brent Sylar from Red Bank FD. Photo by Deputy Chief, Brent Sylar from Red Bank FD.
RED BANK, TN (WRCB) -

Red Bank Fire Department were called to two separate house fire calls within minutes of each other Wednesday evening.

Hamilton County EMS spokeswoman Amy Maxwell says Red Bank firefighters respond to 424 Antelope Trail for a possible residential fire. Within minutes, fire officials reported it was a false call.

Maxwell says, When firefighters arrived back at Station One, they were greeted by a civilian reporting another residential fire located at 202 West Newberry Street. At 7:01 p.m."

Red Bank Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting a small fire on the front porch.

Maxwell says they quickly extinguished the fire.

The homeowner told fire officials she awoke to the smell of smoke in her home. She walked out on the front porch to find the Red Bank firefighters on the front porch.

Damages are listed at $3,000-$4,000.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Since the homeowner did not have insurance, firefighters helped secure her front door for the evening.

Maxwell says Red Bank fire officials would like to remind residents to report emergencies by calling 9-1-1 instead of coming to the fire hall to report an emergency. Immediate notification will decrease an emergency response time significantly.

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