Just an update from last night where that house fire in Lawrenceburg (GA-about 1.5 hours south of Nashville) took the life of 1 Firefighter.
The fire started around 1600 hours yesterday and a MAYDAY went out at 1957 hours, after the fire had been declared under control, when a wall of the dwelling reportedly collapsed and trapped several firefighters. All members were rescued by 2009 hours.
Firefighter Jason Dickey, 38, an 11-year veteran of the fire department was killed in the Line of Duty. Firefighter Dickey is survived by his expectant wife Jennifer, a 16-year-old daughter, an 11-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter.
One Firefighter remains in intensive care at the hospital…another Firefighter is still being treated but is expected to be released later today and then remaining firefighters were treated and released on last night.
Lawrenceburg, a roughly 14,000-person city, is a few miles north of Tennessee’s border with Alabama, the largest city along the state’s southern border between Memphis and Chattanooga.
The LFD has 28 career Firefighters operating out of 2 stations.