PHOTO: Firefighters extinguish a house fire in the Governor’s Club on August 12. Firefighters are still investigating the fire and haven’t found a cause yet. / Photo courtesy of the city of Brentwood
By MATT BLOIS
The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department is still investigating the cause of the fire that burned a house in the Governor’s Club on August 12.
According to the department’s bimonthly emergency activities report, firefighters responded to 128 calls for service between August 9 and August 20.
Four of those calls were for fires and 78 were for emergency medical services or rescues.
The City Commission also swore in two new firefighters at a meeting on August 27.
Justin Rossano is a state certified firefighter and a licensed paramedic. He lives in Spring Hill. Nick Boehmke is a certified firefighter who volunteered for two years with the Ashland City Fire Department, and also lives in Spring Hill.
On August 12 at about 1 a.m. firefighters responded to a house fire in the Governor’s Club. The report says all Brentwood Fire and Rescue Units were dispatched to the fire. Dispatchers reported that large flames and smoke were visible from across the street.
The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters quickly began spraying the house with water. A neighbor told firefighters that the occupants of the home were out of town.
Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to other homes. Eventually, the department recalled some of the firefighters so they could respond to other incidents.
Firefighters stayed on the scene for two days to investigate the fire with the State Fire Marshall’s office. The fire department is still investigating the fire. It hasn’t determined a cause.
Firefighters also responded to two serious car crashes. On August 13, a driver drove off Interstate 65 into the woods. First responders found a heavily damaged vehicle that had careened off the road and one injured person on the ground. The driver was transported to a local hospital.
Firefighters had to cut down several trees to remove the vehicle. They used a winch to pull the vehicle back on the road and load it on a tow truck.
On August 19, dispatchers reported that a vehicle had rolled over on I-65 and was possibly on fire. Firefighters found the vehicle lying on its side with one person inside. Smoke was visible coming from the engine, but firefighters confirmed the car wasn’t on fire.
The driver was transported to a local hospital.