Hawkins County down one fire truck
A Hawkins County volunteer fire department is down its work-horse fire truck after a crash on Thanksgiving. That’s when the Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s six-man, 1500-gallon fire truck was involved in a crash on Surgoinsville Creek Road. No one was injured but the truck sustained major damage. The insurance company will estimate the cost of repairs and early estimates put the cost to fix the truck at over $175,000. It will be up to the insurance company to decide if the truck or total lose, or to repair the vehicle. Officials say it could take up to a year for the truck to return to service and that nearby departments have been helping with coverage.