NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One person was killed in a house fire early Thursday morning in north Nashville.
The fire at the home located in the 2600 block of Delk Avenue near Buchanan Street broke out sometime around 4 a.m.
Fire officials said a neighbor across the street called the fire department around 4:30 a.m. and reported smoke, or what appeared to be smoke, on the air conditioner unit on the front window of the home.
By the time firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames.
Firefighters forced their way into the home and were able to extinguish the flames within the half hour.
After the fire was out, firefighters searched the home and found one victim inside.
Nashville Fire Department Chief Ricky Taylor told Nashville's News 2 the person was burned badly and pronounced deceased on the scene.
Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.
Among the items on fire and pulled from the front of the house was a kerosene heater.
Officials did not know whether the heater contributed to the blaze.
Chief Taylor told Nashville's News 2 early morning fires typically do not have a very good ending.
“Most of the fires that occur between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. [and] without smoke detectors, [they] end up being fatalities,” he said.
Taylor said they were unaware whether there were working smoke detectors in the home.
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