Firefighters battling Hawkins blaze find suspected dog-fighting operation

Nov 18, 2012 Full story: Kingsport Times 12

Firefighters from several departments as well as the state Forestry Division were attempting to prevent a forest fire on and around Short Mountain west of Rogersville from reaching several Hawkins County residences.

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deaths

Thomasville, NC

#1 Nov 18, 2012
So, I guess this is probably why the news crews were there, instead of two men being killed in an accident? I hope so anyway. I hate to hear of anyone dying, especially those men & women who are in different areas of public service.
Concerned

Seymour, TN

#2 Nov 18, 2012
Instead of continously putting lives at risk and battling this in the same manner which is proving to be uneffective why can't the local authorities request assistance from the national guard, using helicopters to skim the surface of the lake and drop water? Just my two cents worth...
agree with that

Kingsport, TN

#3 Nov 18, 2012
that is the best idea i have heard all day
Religulous

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2012
Put the dog-fighting trash in a steel cage match and let them fight it out to the death. Cowards.
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Winnsboro, SC

#5 Nov 19, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Instead of continously putting lives at risk and battling this in the same manner which is proving to be uneffective why can't the local authorities request assistance from the national guard, using helicopters to skim the surface of the lake and drop water? Just my two cents worth...
I have been asking the same thing for three days now. They could have put this fire out when it was small very easily with a couple tankers. There's a lake right there with all the water they need. The fire has grown from 200 acres to 1800 acres, and there are rumblings of a story about 2 firefighters being killed in a vehicle rollover. If they'd used two tankers to put it out when it was 200 acres, it probably would have been out in a matter of a few hours with no injuries, no damage, and very little forestry scarring.
info

Shelbyville, TN

#6 Nov 19, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Instead of continously putting lives at risk and battling this in the same manner which is proving to be uneffective why can't the local authorities request assistance from the national guard, using helicopters to skim the surface of the lake and drop water? Just my two cents worth...
taking water from Cherokee lake would do mare environmental damage than a fire with all the pollution and raw sewage in it
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Morganton, NC

#7 Nov 19, 2012
info wrote:
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taking water from Cherokee lake would do mare environmental damage than a fire with all the pollution and raw sewage in it
You have no idea what you're talking about.
lonestar

Kingsport, TN

#8 Nov 19, 2012
Not a member wrote:
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You have no idea what you're talking about.
And neither do you!
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Kingsport, TN

#9 Nov 20, 2012
deaths wrote:
So, I guess this is probably why the news crews were there, instead of two men being killed in an accident? I hope so anyway. I hate to hear of anyone dying, especially those men & women who are in different areas of public service.
The news said that there haven't been any injuries or structural damage, so far. Let's pray it stays that way.
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Kingsport, TN

#10 Nov 20, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Instead of continously putting lives at risk and battling this in the same manner which is proving to be uneffective why can't the local authorities request assistance from the national guard, using helicopters to skim the surface of the lake and drop water? Just my two cents worth...
I've been asking the same question!
Reader

Huntersville, NC

#11 Nov 20, 2012
Poor dogs, what a horrible life they must have had, and how strange that out of all the destruction of the fire, that these animals' suffering was finally brought to light and they were saved.
Just a good ole boy

Knoxville, TN

#12 Nov 20, 2012
Whats sad is that it takes this sort of thing to get more attention to the fire that is eating up acres.

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