Pulaski Fire Chief Robbie Kiser reported today his department received a call at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday for a victim who had been burned at the James Hardie Facility. The first fire department unit arrived on scene four minutes later to find a working fire in the building and a subject with severe burns to his body.
Kiser said part of Pulaski Fire Department’s personnel then assisted EMS with the burn victim, while other Fire Department personnel along with Newbern Fire Department began to attack the fire.
The fire was under control within 10 minutes.
Lifeguard was called to the scene to transport the burn victim.
Fire department personnel then checked for any fire extensions or hot spots and then at 4:47 p.m., units cleared and returned to the station.
The Fire Marshal along with Pulaski Police Department personnel then investigated the fire. At this time, the cause is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.
Pulaski Fire Department responded with 3 apparatus and 21 personnel and Newbern FD responded with 2 apparatus and 7 personnel. REMSI personnel, the Emergency Services coordinator, Pulaski PD, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and James Hardie Maintenance crew also all assisted with the extinguishment of the fire.
The Fire Department was back in service at 5:35 p.m.
Kiser said the Pulaski Fire Department would like to thank all the above agencies for their assistance with this fire.
Pulaski Fire Department would also like to ask that everyone please join the Fire Department and keep the burn victim and the family in your thoughts and prayers.