Neighbor Pulls Man From Burning Home Near Springfield

Neighbor Pulls Man From Burning Home Near Springfield

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE (Smokey Barn News) – A Springfield area man is lucky to be alive after his home ignited Thursday afternoon. According to Cross Plains Fire Chief Tommy Jackson, the man was trapped inside the burning home with only one window left to escape the inferno when a neighbor appeared and pulled him to safety through the window.

The home is located just outside Springfield city limits on Green Rd near Owens Chapel Rd, the first call came into 911 just after 3 pm. MAP When firefighters arrived the home was already fully engulfed in flames. Officials tell Smokey Barn News the structure, a manufactured home, is a total loss.

According to Fire Chief Tommy Jackson with the Cross Plains Fire Department, a neighbor (James Hunter) pulled the gentleman and his dog through the only remaining window not blocked by fire. The resident suffered cuts from glass as Hunter pulled him to safety but he was otherwise OK. The resident (Billy Ralph Langston) was transported to TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. According to Chief Jackson, the cause of the fire has not been determined.

The Cross Plains Fire Department, the Orlinda Fire Department, the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, North Robertson Fire & Rescue, Robertson County EMS, Robertson County EMA, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

Homeowner Billy Ralph Langston and his dog Pearl pose for a photo with James Hunter. Billy credits James for pulling him and Pearl from his burning home Thursday afternoon.

Should the family decide to reach out to the community with any need that they have, we will bring it to you.  PHOTO/VIDEO BELOW: Harold Axley

PHOTO/VIDEO: Harold Axley

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