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Truck rolls downhill into residence, catches fire

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm

This Ford truck sits smoldering after rolling down a hill and partially into a residence at 128 Millsaps Rd. on Thursday. The Metro Lynchburg/Moore County Fire Department responded to the call. No in-juries were reported. (Photo Provided)

This Ford truck sits smoldering after rolling down a hill and partially into a residence at 128 Millsaps Rd. on Thursday, June 30. The Metro Lynchburg/Moore County Fire Department responded to the call. No in-juries were reported. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Metro Lynchburg/Moore County Fire Department responded to a call on Thursday, June 30 involving a truck and a house fire. According to Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal, the department received a report of a fire at 128 Millsaps Rd. around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 30.

Neal said that upon arrival, they observed that a 1978 Ford pickup truck had run into the residence of Wayne Blankenship.

Reportedly the truck was being worked on by Mr. Blankenship’s brother when it apparently started up and rolled down the short slope in the yard, striking the home and catching fire.

Metro firefighters responded from Station 1 and Station 3, quickly extinguishing the fire while limiting damage to the truck and bedroom of the Blankenships.

Anyone who would like to help the Blankenships, Chief Neal said the Metro Moore County Fire Department  is accepting donations for them. Anyone may do so by calling (931) 759-7270.

—FROM STAFF REPORTS

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