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Vanleer Man Killed In House Fire

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VANLEER, Tenn. -- A man was killed late Saturday night when flames ripped through his Dickson County home.

Fire crews were called to the scene on Highway 49 in Vanleer around 10 p.m. Saturday. 

"I was just trying to get in but the smoke was just all over the place, you couldn't even see anything," explained 15-year-old Joe Nesbitt, who tried to save the man trapped inside.

Neighbors said the 49-year-old man lived alone and as hard as they tried they were still unable to save him from the thick smoke and flames.

"There was just nothing you could really do," Joe added.

Crews arrived to find flames spread through the entire home. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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