JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Inside a home where Pinecrest Road meets Cumberland View Road a life was saved this afternoon.  One official said, “A car driving by saw the house on fire and called 911.  Dennis Leach ran inside the home, awakened his daughter Erica Kidd, got her out of a recliner and then outside with the help of Campbell County Deputy Gary Cordell.”

The call came in to 911 at 2:31 pm as firefighters soon arrived hustling into action to put out the fire.  Units are the Campbell County Rural Fire Service, Jacksboro Fire Department, Campbell County EMS, the Campbell County EMA and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

UPDATE:  This is the same home where Kidd was arrested last month along with two other people.  Investigators with the Drug Task Force, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and La Follette Police detained eight other people during a raid.  Small children were in the home at the time of the raid and were turned over to the DCS.  Also in the home were large amounts of meth, oxymorphone and suboxone. Investigators figured there would be drugs in the home, because undercover personnel made several drug buys at the home prior to the August 20, 2019, raid.  See the full story HERE.


One Reply to “Dad saves daughter’s life from burning home that was raided last month”

  1. This is the same house not even a month ago on August 20,2019 that DTF, CCSD, and LPD detained 11 and arrested three in drug bust. Erica Kidd is my sister and Dennis Leach is my father. I turned her in over a year ago with pictures and videos of her passed out trying to talk to me, and DCS did nothing‼️ DCS finally placed her 1year old in DCS custody In march 2019 and our father is raising her 11 year old. She has been in and out of jail numerous times, on probation, several rehabs and assistance programs in Campbell County. Now Red Cross is helping her??? Tell me how the house is engulfed in flames and she has to be carried out?? Had she been left in jail on the last arrest until her court appearance 9/19/19 our father would not have to SAVE her once again. Wake up Campbell County this is beyond ridiculous and past safety hazards. Just look her name up just on this site and you can see all her arrests. You can’t help those that don’t want help. But please keep them off the streets and being a hazard to citizens.

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