Fireman Injured; Family Displaced in North Nashville Fire

Posted at 9:57 AM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 21:03:17-05

At least five people have been displaced after fire broke out at a North Nashville home.

The call came in at 9:17 a.m. Thursday at a home on Cephas Street.

A neighbor noticed the fire and knocked on the door to get the resident's attention.

A woman and her dog were asleep inside and escaped unharmed. Her four children, ages 8 to 18, were all at school at the time.

"If it wasn't for him, she would've been there in that fire, she probably would've been gone herself," said Janice Brown, the fire victim's mother. 

One Metro Nashville Fire Captain was injured and had to be taken to the hospital after falling down a flight of stairs. He was treated for a bad gash on his head and his expected to be okay. 

The cause of the fire was not known. 

Crews on the scene said heavy smoke and water damage was prevalent throughout the home.

Workers with the American Red Cross responded to assist the family. The family does have insurance but is now forced to start from scratch after losing everything they owned just three weeks before Christmas.