Firefighter Injured Battling Residential Fire In Cedar Hill
CEDAR HILL TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Firefighters from North Robertson Fire and Rescue and Adams were dispatched to the scene of a tornado touchdown at the Tennessee/Kentucky border. Two Homes had been heavily damaged. FULL STORY
Around 4:52:pm, while firefighters were just wrapping up at the scene, a call came out that a home located in the 5000 block of Buzzard Creek Rd in Cedar Hill was on fire. MAP Units from both Adams and North Robertson responded and attacked the fire. The home was saved but unfortunately, one firefighter from North Robertson Fire & Rescue was injured from falling debris, according to Adams Fire Chief Ray Brown.
The firefighter was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. We are told that his injuries were not life-threatening.
UPDATE: According to Chief Chad Gregory with North Robertson Fire and Rescue, the firefighter, Keith Rediker, has been released from the hospital.
In an interview from his home late Saturday/early Sunday morning, Rediker told Smokey Barn News that he has some bumps and scrapes and a back injury, but doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
He says he was hit by debris from the ceiling and possibly cabinets.
Rediker wanted us to be sure to express for him a big thank you to Robertson County EMS and his fellow firefighters for helping him out of the house.
According to Chief Brown, the residents made it out of the home safely. Chief Brown says the fire started in the kitchen as a grease fire. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen, dining room and a small part of the living room.
UPDATE: We have learned that as the second wave of storms came through Robertson County the house reignited. Firefighters were called back to the home at 11 pm. According to Officials at the scene, the home is a total loss.
We have reached out to officials with the Adams Fire Department for more information, as soon as we have an update, we will bring it to you.
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