Man critically injured while trying to put out Nashville house fire

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person was critically injured in a house fire in the Talbot’s Corner area of Nashville early Sunday morning.

It happened at a home in the 100 block of Lemuel Road near Dickerson Pike around 3:30 a.m.

Five residents had escaped to safety by the time fire crews arrived.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Firefighters told News 2 the injured man was trying to put out the flames when he suffered serious injuries from smoke inhalation. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

The fire reignited around 9 a.m. and was quickly extinguished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the house is a total loss. No additional information was immediately released.