RUTHERFORD CO., TN – Officials say a Rutherford County house fire left one resident dead, another in the hospital, and two firefighters with burn injuries on Saturday, reports WKRN.
A county spokesperson said fire crews responded to a fire at a home on Asbury Lane around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. They were met with flames coming from the front door and heavy smoke coming from the house.
Firefighters were told on arrival that a man was inside, potentially in one of the front bedrooms. Matthew Lupo—a Rutherford County Fire Rescue captain—and another firefighter searched for the man but did not find him.
The 54-year-old resident was later found dead in the back of the home. His wife sustained burn injuries and smoke inhalation but escaped and was transported to a nearby hospital. Her injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.
Lupo and an unnamed firefighter from Almaville received treatment for minor burn injuries.
At this time, the cause of the fire has not been reported. If more details become available, we will update this blog.
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