Crockett County house fire leaves homeowner in good spirits

ALAMO, Tenn. — “It will be alright,” is what homeowner Gayle Watson said after firemen of the Alamo Fire Department worked to put the fire out on his home.

Fire Chief Neal Towater said they received calls of the fire 10 minutes after 5 p.m. Sunday.

“We arrived on the scene probably about 6 minutes later, seen some smoke coming from the ‘C’ side of the house, which is the back side,” Towater said. “We made entry though the a side and pretty well got the fire under the control, took us about 20 minutes.”

Chief Towater said after doing a walk-through of the home, he declared the house a total loss.

Normally news of this would be devastating for a homeowner, but not for Watson.

“Yes ma’am, we’ll keep going,” Watson said.

Watson is also the owner of Watson’s Rental Property and he said this is just one of his many homes in Alamo.

“Sixteen to 17 of them that we rent out,” Watson said.

He said the people were lucky to have gotten out when they did.

“I was at the batting cages and I seen smoke and I came up here, but they had just pulled out,” Watson said.

Watson said with no one injured, he and his family are ready to start getting the home back into shape.

Chief Towater said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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