Firefighter Killed, Others Hurt In Lawrenceburg Fire

Posted at 11:01 PM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 23:07:12-05

A 38-year-old firefighter was killed and four other firefighters were injured in a Lawrenceburg house fire.

The call came in around 4:30 p.m. Monday at a home in the 500 block of Hood Lakes Road. The residence is located along a private drive on a lake.

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By 7:57 p.m., the fire had intensified, causing the roof to collapse. The firefighters went inside the home to rescue an elderly couple, but five firefighters became trapped inside. At that point, the "mayday" call went out.

The men had to be extricated from the home and were taken to an area hospital, where Engineer Jason Dickey succumbed to his injuries.

Firefighter Kendall Sherrell was still listed in intensive care, while Capt. Jon Brewer and Capt. Brian Green were treated and released.

Capt. Wade Marston, Chief of the New Prospect Fire Department, was still in the hospital but was expected to be released later Tuesday.  

Dickey was transported by escort from Lawrence County to the Medical Examiner's Office in Nashville. Members of the Nashville Fire Department were still with him. 

Multiple other agencies, including the Murfreesboro Fire Department, were deployed to give aid to Lawrenceburg.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Jay Moore described Dickey as “very strong, loving and caring.”

“We lost a hero,” said Chief Moore. “We lost a man who saved several lives in his 11-year career out of creeks, fires and different calls we’ve made.”

Other agencies have extended their thoughts to Lawrenceburg on social media.

Dickey was an 11-year veteran of the department. He leaves behind his wife, Jennifer – who is currently expecting – and three children.  

His body was escorted back to Lawrence County after being released from the medical examiner's office.

The family will receive friends from two until 8 p.m. Thursday at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday - also at Mars Hill Baptist.

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