WHITE BLUFF, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville Fire Department captain’s home caught fire Monday and reignited Tuesday.
The Dickson County home caught fire when Capt. Jeff Neely, a 26-year veteran of the fire department, was cooking bacon for his dogs around 10 a.m.
The captain had a fire extinguisher in the kitchen but it was located underneath the fire and he could not reach it.
He tried to put the fire out with a hose before fire crews arrived but could not contain the flames.
Crews battled the flames for several hours Monday, eventually extinguishing it.
A passerby noticed smoke and flames Tuesday around 5:20 a.m. in the same place and called 911.
Fire crews extinguished the rekindled fire.