Fire in Brentwood Destroys Townhomes

21 June 2012 Categories: Uncategorized

Fire in Brentwood Destroys Townhomes

Yesterday evening, our law clerk captured the attached picture on his way home. It was a fire evidently started by a propane grill in the Concord Place town homes in Brentwood. Luckily no one was reported injured. This is a good reminder to be careful during these summer cook outs and always move your grill a safe distance away from your home.

Did you know there are two Rules of the Road in Tennessee specifically regarding fire fighting? The two laws set out below make it a crime to either follow a fire truck in response to a fire or to drive over any fire hoses that are being used to fight the fire.

TCA 55-8-168.  Following fire apparatus prohibited — Penalty.

  (a) The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred feet (500′) or park the vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.

(b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

 

TCA 55-8-169.  Crossing fire hose — Penalty.
  (a) No streetcar or vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a fire department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the fire department official in command.

(b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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