WJLE Radio wjle.com 11 Jun, 2021 19:45 am

Fellow Firefighters Called to Help One of Their Own

June 11, 2021 By: Dwayne Page A DeKalb County Volunteer Firefighter who so often helps others during a fire call or some other emergency needed some help himself Tuesday after a fire broke out on his property at Old Dry Creek Road.Members of the Liberty, Main Station, and Cookeville Highway Stations of the DeKalb County Fire Department responded along with DeKalb EMS and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.Herb Checci was at home when he heard a muffled explosion outside sounding like thunder but what he discovered when he looked outside was not a storm but a fire coming from the two sheds near the residence which house Checci’s small engine repair service.Wind blew flames toward Checci’s home only a few feet away and the heat from it also caused siding damage to the exterior of the residence.

Although Checci’s fellow firefighters were summoned and responded quickly, they could not save the sheds nor the contents.The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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