Fire destroys Carter County home

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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Lt. Craig Malone with the West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department tells News Channel 11 a home in the 200 block of Max Jett Road is a total loss after a morning fire.

Crews got the call just after 8 a.m. of a structure on fire. We’re told crews had the fire contained by 8:45 a.m.

Lt. Malone says the worse of the damage was to the bedroom and attic at the back of the house, with smoke damage throughout.

He has a warning to people in our community this time of year.

“This time of year when it is warm during the day, cold at night, they need to pay attention to their heaters. During the day it’s warm and you don’t think about your heaters and then at night it cools off. If you’ve got anything in front of your heaters, you’ve got a potential for fire. Not saying that’s what started this one,” Lt. Malone said.

No one was inside at the time or hurt.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause.

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