Firefighter Injured While Battling Priest Lake House Fire

Posted at 5:44 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 11:03:47-04

A Nashville firefighter was injured overnight while battling a house fire in the Priest Lake area.

The incident was reported around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at a residence on Timber Ridge Drive, just off of Anderson Road.

Nashville fire officials said the blaze originated on the west side of the home.

A firefighter was hurt while on the second flood after he was hit in the face by debris, knocking off his mask. He was taken to an area hospital after inhaling smoke. He's expected to be OK. 

No one was home at the time.

Crews from the Nashville Electric Service (NES) were called to the home after an active downed power line was found in the yard. Officials said they believed the wire was not the cause of the blaze, which remained undetermined. Investigators also said they did not believe the home was struck by lightning. 

The home was deemed a total loss.