DECATURVILLE, Tenn.- Flags were flying at half-staff Saturday night in Decatur County after an early morning blaze killed a fire chief and injured two other firefighters.
The scene was Highway 412, right outside Parsons, at the Oak Hill Cafe. The Decatur County sheriff told NewsChannel 5 the fire started just after 4 Saturday morning, and while fighting the fire, the ceiling of the business collapsed, killing fire Chief Kenny Fox. Also, firefighters Randy and Jeremy Inman were hurt, and rushed to Vanderbilt. Both of them are expected to be okay.
Chief Fox was also a sergeant in the Decatur County Sheriff's Department. He was 39-years-old and leaves behind a wife and three sons.
The fatal fire is being investigated by local authorities
and the ATF. They have not eliminated suspicions surrounding the fire.