1 killed in camper fire in Donelson

Courtesy: Denny Dimzoff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A person has died after a camper caught on fire in Donelson Tuesday morning.

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Photo: WKRN

Firefighters were called to the KOA Campground on Music Valley Drive just before 3:30 a.m.

”I was inside my camper and there was a big glow and I started smelling smoke and I thought I might be on fire,” said witness Shaun Stephens told News 2.

Witnesses nearby said they could hear banging coming from the inside of the camper before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

”The guy behind me was pounding on the door and I don’t know if that was what woke me up or the guy pounding to get out, but I do know he was moving around there trying to get out,” said Stephens. “Then he never came out.”

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and authorities are investigating.

Additional information was not released.