Body Recovered From Dickson Townhouse Fire

Posted at 8:02 AM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 19:31:53-05

A body has been recovered after fire broke out at a townhouse complex in Dickson. 

The incident was reported Tuesday morning at Sam’s Townhomes on Spring Street.

"Taking the hose inside, the cops were still banging on everyone's doors and nobody was answering the doors," said Kaitlyn Curtis.

Officials initially said there were no life-threatening injuries. However, a body was recovered later in the morning.

One person was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a third person was taken to the hospital in Dickson for injuries. 

"It was chaos out here a million people running everywhere, the flames were sky high. It was just terrible," said Curtis.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have been called to the scene. 

One apartment was said to be a total loss, according to a fire official.

Witnesses said it appeared some residents suffered smoke inhalation and burns but officials did not have an update on their condition.  

According to one resident, her 13-year-old son alerted them to the fire when he smelled smoke. 

Mike Goodman with the Dickson Fire Department said they have not determined the cause.

"I hoped it wouldn't be that bad but that kid, breaks my heart," said Curtis.

50 residents were displaced and they were taken to the Walnut Street Church of Christ to stay warm.