Fire and rescue crews from multiple departments responded to a house fire Friday just before 8 a.m. on Cedar Creek Village Road near Mt. Juliet in Wilson County.
The house was deemed a total loss. No injuries were reported.
Neighbors noticed the fire and tried to alert the residents, who were unaware of the fire, but escaped unharmed.
Smoke alarms in the house activated after the residents were alerted. According to a report from the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, there was a moderate amount of smoke inside the house when the alarms were activated.
Upon arrival, WEMA crews saw heavy fire conditions, with the fire already venting out of the roof. A request for mutual aid was placed with the Mt. Juliet Fire Department, which was quickly met.
Wilson County sheriff’s deputies assisted with scene access control and traffic. Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. workers responded with a crew to remove power from the house.
American Red Cross volunteers responded to the scene and offered temporary housing and specific needs. Wilson County Emergency Services Rehab Association responded to the scene to provide refreshments.
All residents in Tennessee have the ability to receive smoke alarms from their local fire department. The only requirement is that the fire department must come and install them.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance State Fire Marshal’s Office provide the alarms for local fire departments to install.