House Fire In LaVergne This Morning

The Kirsch Family of LaVergne had major damage to their home from a early morning fire in Stones River Cove subdivision.

The family has lost many of their household and cherished items.

Please keep Trish Kirsch and son Zach in your thoughts or prayers.


Family’s Home Heavily Damaged by Early Morning Fire

La Vergne fire fighters respond to fire in Stones River Cove subdivision. Severe fire, smoke and water damage to home.

Family’s Home Heavily Damaged by Early Morning Fire

La Vergne firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire at 600 Ronnie Erwin Lane in the Stones River Cove subdivision on Sunday at 12:38 a.m. The fire had burned long enough to destroy the master suite and to cause extensive smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Equipment from all three stations responded, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ricky McCormick, “We had two pumper trucks, a service company truck which provides extra equipment on the scene (like lighting, ventilation equipment, and water removal tools), and two command vehicles.  Our firetrucks were there by 12:40 a.m. and the fire was under control at 1:06 a.m.”

La Vergne Fire Marshall Victor Woods said the fire was caused by a malfunctioning hair dryer.

Trish Kirsch and her son Zach, a senior at La Vergne High School, lost many cherished belongings in the blaze, including their cat Squirt.

Long active in the La Vergne community, the Kirsch family has volunteered extensively at the city’s ball park. In addition, Zach is a volunteer with the emergency relief group Box 100, the Rutherford County Volunteer Fire Department, and Almaville Fire & Rescue Department.

People of the community are rallying around the family by holding a donation drive on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the LHS baseball field, and again at 6:00 p.m. at WillStan’s Grille

6 comments for “House Fire In LaVergne This Morning

  1. Chris Farmer
    February 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    We have had a great turn out of donations and help from many friends and family today. A horrible situation has been turned into something better due to all the people of La Vergne. This just proves we have a caring community still. I personally know this family and consider them my own family and love them dearly. Words can not express the thanks to all the people and businesses that have helped. Thank you everyone!

    • Sherry
      February 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I know Zach as well. He was my daughter's homecoming court escort a couple of years ago and he's a good kid.

      Chris, can you add Tom Broeker's facebook post and your own comments on Kathy's post to this thread? It might be helpful for people to know what's already been done and what Zach and his mom need clothes-wise, etc. Facebook keeps locking up on me tonight or I'd do it myself. Thanks.

  2. chris farmer
    February 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Sorry I did not get back to the computer until now. I have been very busy today. Zach and his mother seem to be doing well. We had a wonderful turn out at Willstan's Grille Thanks to Alderman Broeker. He raised a lot of clothes and household items for them last night. La Vergne Fire Department bought them some new furniture at Merchandise Liquidators Furniture store. Mr. Eller opened up on Sunday afternoon long enough for her to come in and pick out some furniture. Summer Creek Apartments gave them an apartment to stay in that is fully furnished for the next 2 weeks until their apartment is ready. They had already planned on moving to there on March 5. There are so many people who have helped I can not remember them all right now so if I missed anyone I am sorry. All I can say is THANK YOU!! To everyone. No matter what anyone wants to say or think about our city we have some of the most caring people in the world RIGHT here in La Vergne.

  3. Tom Broeker
    February 15, 2011 at 8:59 am

    The Kirsch family is doing much better today due to the tremendous kindness and love from throughout the La Vergne community. It was truly special as so many people pulled together to help this family. Despite the vice-mayor's modesty in his post above. He and his wife, Patricia, worked tirelessly the last few days helping this family. Within hours of the fire, he had secured an apartment and even found a new kitten to help replace the family cat which was lost in the fire The mayor and her husband, Ronnie, were at the Kirsch home until very early Sunday morning comforting Zach and Trish and helping in the salvage efforts. There were so many others. Special thanks go out to LFD, LPD, Ricky McCormick, Kathy Tyson, James Killmon, Vicki Walker, Carla Lyons, La Vergne High Baseball, La Vergne High Softball, Box 100, La Vergne Rescue, The LBSA family, Rick Stansil, Willstan's Grille, Stephanie Tellez, Tony Vanetta, Merchandise Liquidators, Mattress Firm, Kroger, Summer Creek Apartments etc. The sad thing is I've probably left so many off this list which I apologize for, however, the appreciation is there for all. It maybe sometime until the Kirschs are back to normal but because of the love and generosity of so many it will be easier for them.

    • steve noe
      February 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      GREAT STUFF RIGHT THERE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! Lavergneians getting er dun

  4. Cee Dee
    February 15, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Way to go La Vergne! God bless all the generous folks & Zach & him mom. In situations like this, there are no "strangers" only "friends" you are just meeting!

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