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Sheriff’s deputies use in-car fire extinguishers

Mark Bellew • All Hands Fire Photos
Wilson County Emergency Management Agency firefighters respond to a home just outside the Mt. Juliet city limits. They were able to extinguish this fire before it spread to the home.

Two Wilson County sheriff’s deputies were able to use their in-car fire extinguishers Friday morning to hold off a fire until Wilson County Emergency Management Agency firefighters arrived.

According to WEMA director Joey Cooper, the deputies were in the area when a call came in from 810 Muscogee Way near Mt. Juliet for a fire around 9:24 a.m. The deputies were able to use their fire extinguishers to keep the fire from spreading until WEMA firefighters arrived.

“The fire would have been much worse if these vigilant deputies had not used their fire extinguishers,” said Cooper.
Firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished at about 11:30 a.m. and contain damage to a detached gazebo close to the house. According to Cooper, the fire was electrical in nature.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

By Jacob Smith

jsmith@lebanondemocrat.com