Home destroyed in fire

Firefighters from several departments worked to extinguish a fire that destroyed a home on Sinking Creek Road. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

COCKE COUNTY—Several fire departments responded to house fires on Sunday and Monday morning. Both homes, one located at Sinking Creek Road, and the other on Long Brand Road, were a total loss according to the Cocke County Fire Department.

On Sunday, the CCFD was dispatched to the 2400 block of Long Branch Road concerning a structure fire just before 5 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews reported the mobile home, owned by Aurine Barnett, was fully engulfed by flames.

Fire crews spoke with Barnett, who said her daughter woke up and smelled smoke coming from a chest freezer that was located near the laundry room.

The family was able to escape the home without injury.

The home was a total loss and valued at $80,000.

Fire crews who responded were the Cocke County Fire Department, Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department, Del Rio Volunteer Fire Department and Cosby Volunteer Fire Department.

Home destroyed in Parrottsville

A Sinking Creek home was destroyed by an early morning fire on Monday, Nov. 11.

Senior Captain Robert Cashen reported a call came in around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning regarding a structure fire at 2351 Sinking Creek Road in Parrottsville.

Upon arrival, the home was fully engulfed by flames and deemed a total loss.

According to Captain Cashen, the home owner, identified as Christopher Presnell, was not home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Responding agencies were the Cocke County Fire Department, Parrottsville Volunteer Fire Department, Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Centerview Volunteer Fire Department and Del Rio Volunteer Fire Department.

The estimated loss totaled nearly $90,000.

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