Man killed in massive Green Hills house fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was killed early Sunday morning in a fire that destroyed a home in Green Hills.

Firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Battery Lane just before 2 a.m. to find the pre-Civil War ear house was engulfed in flames.

An official with the Nashville Fire Department told News 2 two people were inside the home when the fire began. Only one was able to make it out and the other, only identified as an adult man, did not survive. His name has not been released.

Multiple fire crews from across Nashville were called to the home to assist in fighting the blaze. They had to bring in a bulldozer to move debris around to finish putting the fire out.

Two firefighters suffered injuries but both were minor.

Gas lines near the home also had to be disconnected. No additional information was immediately released.