Ten dogs, including Chihuahuas and Pugs, died in a residential fire, on Wednesday, September 28th, that swept through the Eugene McClanahan mobile home, located at 2924 Green Grove Road in the west sector of Macon County, near the Sumner County line.When firefighters arrived, the 980 square foot mobile home was fully involved and due to the smoke and flames they were unable to save the animals, but Mrs. McClanahan escaped the inferno with no injuries, along with one tiny black and white Chihuahua who was right behind her.
The origin of the early morning fire is still unknown although there is speculation that it possibly began in the kitchen area, according to Assistant Chief Troy Brawner. “We requested man power from Trousdale County,” Brawner stated, “and the Hartsville Fire Department sent us several members.”
The Lafayette Fire Department had ten men on the scene and Billy King was in charge of the site.
First responders included the Macon County Sheriffs Department, Lafayette Fire Department, Macon County EMS, and the Macon County Chronicle.