Two employees injured in Tennessee custom shop fire

Publish Date: 
Feb 26, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Two employees suffered non-critical injuries in a fire that broke out Feb. 25 at Fast Cycles.

Fire crews responded around 2 p.m. and found fire and smoke coming out of the business. One man was burned and the other suffered smoke inhalation, according to Julie Rawls, a supervisor with Robertson County EMS.

“We saw the smoke from headquarters when we were en route,” Springfield Fire Chief Jimmy Hamill told The Tennesseean. “Engine 2 was on its way back from our fire hall, having just left a meeting. When they arrived, they found heavy fire in the back of the building and heavy smoke from the front.”

Two men who worked at the shop were transported to NorthCrest Medical Center. The business sustained smoke, water and fire damage.

“We had to break through a chainlink fence in the back to get another engine crew in,” Hamill said. “There is substantial damage to the building and several motorcycles burned up.”

Posted by Holly Wagner