DICKSON, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed and two others injured in a townhome fire in the middle of Dickson Tuesday morning.
Investigators responded to Sam’s Townhomes on Spring Street at around 2:50 a.m.
Officials told News 2 flames and heavy smoke were coming from a home in the middle of the 17-unit building.
Firefighters and Dickson police immediately started evacuating everyone in the building. Around 50 people are now staying in a local shelter.
Andrew Holden, 13, lived in one of the homes and said he can’t believe how quickly it all happened.
He was getting ready for bed when he heard screaming and one thing was going through his mind.
“I’ve been in this house for three years, and I’m gonna lose all those memories if it spreads, which luckily it didn’t,” said Holden.
He said he would tell anyone else his age facing the same situation, “Don’t worry about inanimate objects. Just get out as fast as you can.”
The extent of the surviving two victim’s injuries is not being released at this time, but Dickson Fire Department Captain Mike Goodman told News 2 one patient was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
While investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire, Spring Street is closed. Crews say it will be closed through 8 a.m. and they’re asking drivers to Avoid Hunt Street to Cedar Street.