House Fire Stoney Creek

Since: Apr 11

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#1 May 9, 2011
Just saw a bad house fire on the creek not far from Unaka Elementry School.
I sure hope everyone made it out safe. All i could see was flames, wood frame and a ton of smoke.
ExhaustedStruggl er

Johnson City, TN

#2 May 9, 2011
Carter County Lady wrote:
Just saw a bad house fire on the creek not far from Unaka Elementry School.
I sure hope everyone made it out safe. All i could see was flames, wood frame and a ton of smoke.
This is so bad. Fire scares me to death. Having lived in Stoney Creek for many years I've heard my share of firetruck sirens. A siren always gives me a deep chill and fear and sorrow. We need to be more careful and more alert to what can quickly happen, bringing such devastation. I too hope the people are safe.

A noteworthy bit of information: Did you know StoneyCreek is/was known as the "Fire Capitol of the World"? I'm serious. Truly it is/was. Story about it on 60 minutes or a like program few years back. Danged famous no?

ALSO, my uncle,an Insurance Adjuster, had told me 30 years before of the many fires here in Stony Creek and used the word "unbelievable".

Since: Apr 11

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#3 May 9, 2011
Wow, interesting. I might have to research and see if i can find anything on that.

I to am scared of fire and pray no one is hurt from this mornings house fire. It was really bad from what i could see.
c c mamaw

Elizabethton, TN

#4 May 9, 2011
The house was owned by Conway Hyder and his parents built it way back when. Conway's wife used to teach at Unaka High school years ago. Her name slips my mind at the moment. So sad that one of our historical homes burning and being destroyed. Thank God that everyone got out. They were renting the home and some more family members were living with them.
cch

Jonesborough, TN

#5 May 9, 2011
Her name was Newland. House was built by Geo. Cole in the late 1800!s.
c c mamaw

Elizabethton, TN

#6 May 9, 2011
Oh yea, Newland Hyder. I am sorry I thought that the Hyder's built the house. Still a loss.

Since: Apr 11

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#7 May 9, 2011
Well i am happy to hear everyone got out safe.

Sad that a home so old is gone too.
ahem

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jun 16, 2011
Carter County Lady wrote:
Just saw a bad house fire on the creek not far from Unaka Elementry School.
I sure hope everyone made it out safe. All i could see was flames, wood frame and a ton of smoke.
I still haven't seen the burned house you speak of. Historical did someone say?
guest

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jun 25, 2011
ahem wrote:
<quoted text>I still haven't seen the burned house you speak of. Historical did someone say?
I drove out that way yesterday and you can't even tell there was ever a house there. Now a tiny building sets there. Sort of flipped my mind and I was lost for a few seconds, thinking I was on a different road.
scfirefighter

Johnson City, TN

#10 Nov 1, 2011
did u find anything about that on 60 minutes if so send me the link
guest

Johnson City, TN

#11 Nov 2, 2011
scfirefighter wrote:
did u find anything about that on 60 minutes if so send me the link
Why would there have been a report on 60 minutes? Your comment makes no sense to me. Explain a bit please..
Rangerous

Hendersonville, NC

#12 Nov 2, 2011
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Why would there have been a report on 60 minutes? Your comment makes no sense to me. Explain a bit please..
Read the second post on this thread. I'm pretty sure that's where the 60 minutes reference came from?
Yeah

Brentwood, TN

#13 Nov 2, 2011
Who started the fire? Was it the fire dept again? They must think its funny burning down CC one house at a time, I heard they have been doing it for years
George

Johnson City, TN

#14 Nov 2, 2011
scfirefighter wrote:
did u find anything about that on 60 Minutes if so send me the link
Link?
'Exhausted" was speaking of a report on 60 minutes that aired about 15-20 years ago. I recall watching it too and was so surprised knowing our 'itsy betsy' area had hit the national headlines; not in a good way to be sure. I doubt you will find a link but you could call 60 Minutes or write and probably get the proof that you are looking for. But why are you wanting it anyway?

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