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Fireworks Cause House Fire in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN - Just after midnight on July 6th, units from the Knoxville FD were dispatched to 4305 Acuff St., just off Broadway, for the report of a house on fire. When firefighters arrived they found a single-story residential dwelling with flames coming through the roof. Three adults and three children had safely self-evacuated when firefighters arrived. Tenants of the dwelling confirmed to fire officials that they had been shooting fireworks prior to noticing the front portion of the home ablaze. The American Red Cross responded to assist the displaced family. No injuries were reported.

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Brody Fleming

Mom’s Lecturing Pays Off After Son Rescues Friend from Drowning Duluth, MN - All the years of telling my son "everything that can go wrong will, so be prepared," recently paid off. I stopped by his house as he was leaving with friends on June 27th to go cliff diving. I gave him a hug, and normally I would give a short lecture but I didn’t this time. I knew that I have instilled in him to have fun and live life, but to always be cautious and prepared. My normal lecture goes something like "don’t drown please, it would be bad for business!". All joking aside, what happened that day is something he will never forget. My son called me and said, "Mom, I just saved my friend's life in 200 feet of water! Everyone was cliff jumping so I stayed in the water so that if something happened to anyone I would be close by." When his friend jumped and attempted a double, he opened up


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JUMP TO FILE #070119112 late and knocked himself out. Brody Fleming was just a few feet away. Realizing immediately that there was a problem, he dove under, grabbed his friend and got his head above water. He then found out that his instincts were right and his friend had completely passed out. The friend eventually came to and would make a full recovery. Had Brody been even just a few feet further away, his unconscious friend would have sank straight to the bottom. I am so proud of Brody for not just being in the right place at the right time, but for purposely putting himself there! - CONNIE SYLVESTER


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1st Responder Southeast August Edition  

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