LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The first call of a house fire came in not long after sun up on Wednesday, and the last fire of the day was after dark on Wednesday evening. In all, five fires were worked by either the Campbell County Rural Fire Service, three fires, and the La Follette Fire Department, two fires. Aside from the property damage and six homes being saved, there were no injuries.


An evening kitchen fire forced a family of four out of their La Follette home. The husband, wife and two children had to make arrangements to stay with family members Wednesday night.

A family of four escaped its home without injury.

“We got the call at 6:32pm, and our firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the electrical fire that was in a wall,” said La Follette Fire Chief Jimmy Pack. The chief explained that the wall had to come out, and there was also water damage.


Campbell County Rural Fire Service Crews were dispatched to a brushfire near Norris Lake in the Rainbow area. “Four homes were saved, and the fire was brought under control. However, a lot of hot spots remained, and we were there quite a while,” said Captain Daniel Lawson with the CCRFS.

Homes on Rainbow Circle were saved after this brushfire was contained.

“The updraft from Norris Lake gave us some large flames and pushed it. We were able to keep our containment lines,” said Captain Lawson.


Foam, not snow, was used to put out the fire in this CUV.

Firefighters with the La Follette Fire Department snuffed out a car fire early Wednesday afternoon. “We used foam on this fire,” said LFD Fire Chief Jimmy Pack. The CUV was on fire in front of JR’s Tires, and traffic heading into La Follette was funneled into one lane to allow work room for the firefighters. 


It was 10:58 Wednesday morning when the Campbell County Rural Fire Service was dispatched to Wolf Hollow Lane off of Pinecrest Road. The call was the report of a pole barn on fire.

This barn was lost to the fire. However, the nearby home was saved.

Upon arrival, crews found one barn with heavy fire showing and one home in danger. Crews were able to contain the fire to the barn and keep it from damaging the nearby home. The scene was cleared by 12:30pm.


A home on Magnolia Lane, just off Davis Chapel Road, caught fire not long after 8:30am Wednesday.

This house fire was the first of five fires on the day on Wednesday.

Firefighters with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service and an official with LUB responded soon followed by deputies with the Sheriff’s Office. The home was a total loss. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/29/2022-6AM)