Firefighters Pull Springfield Man From Burning Home
We have an update for you on the gentleman who was injured in the fire last night in Springfield. According to his grandson, he’s in stable condition today.
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – An 89-year-old Springfield man is alive and his home still standing this evening thanks to the courageous life-saving efforts of our local Firefighters and Robertson County EMS.
The first call came into 911 before 7 pm Monday evening. A home on 17th Ave W near Cheatham St. had ignited and a man was trapped inside. MAP
Springfield Firefighters arrived quickly and after realizing that a man was trapped inside, they entered the burning structure and pulled the unconscious 89-year-old resident to safety. Robertson County EMS, with the aid of Springfield Firefighters, Springfield Police and the Emergency Management Agency, resuscitated the man on the front lawn of his home.
Officials at the scene told Smokey Barn News that the fire appears to have started in a back bedroom and quickly filled the home with smoke. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The resident was transported via ground to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville in critical condition. Family at the scene told Smokey Barn News that they were able to have some communication with him before he was transferred to Skyline and they assured us that they would keep us updated on his progress.
It was also a good stop for our local Firefighters. In the end, the home was still standing and officials were able to assist family members with the removal of several fragile items that appeared to be undamaged, however, the home did sustain about 40% internal fire/smoke/water and heat damage, officials said.
Any new information, including the status of the resident, will be added to this report as it becomes available.