KINGSTON SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Kingston Springs, Tennessee  January 15, 2015


PEGRAM, Tenn. – A log home in Cheatham County was destroyed by a large fire Thursday afternoon.The incident was reported just after 3:15 p.m. at a residence on Old Charlotte Pike in Pegram. Within minutes, the log home was fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but Sky5 flew over the scene and showed large flames shooting from the home.Thick smoke could also be seen billowing for miles.


The owner of the home, Tom Drenon, was inside with his five-year-old daughter and mother-in-law when the flames started. He said the fire was able to quickly spread throughout the home. "I could see the fire out there, you could see it glowing, and as soon as I opened the door, fire rushed in an caught me across the top of my head, and I ducked and shut the door," said Drenon. Fortunately, the family was able to make it out in time. But a family pet was trapped inside the home."We lost our little dog, Gabby. She's been with us 13 years," Drenon said.


Drenon suffered burns to his hand when he attempted to retrieve a set of car keys to move one of the family's vehicles to prevent it from catching fire. No additional injuries were reported. Drenon also lost all of the equipment he used to produce music."I had a studio upstairs. James Cook had his keyboard up there, and I had all my recording equipment up there, two sets of drums. Symbols. All the stuff I collected for years and years, trying to make a living," he explained.


Crews from four fire departments responded to the scene, including Pegram, Kingston Springs, Ashland City and Cheatham County. "Not only for manpower, but just to get enough trucks here to shuttle water for a fire this size. It's an extremely large log cabin," said Cheatham County EMS assistant chief Ricky Reed. Water had to be trucked in from a hydrant about a quarter of a mile down the road.