JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities said a Madison County firefighter died from injuries he sustained when a tree fell on him.
The Jackson Sun reported firefighters had responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 18 Sunday morning.
During the fire, Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner said a tree broke and fell on top of firefighter Chris Blankenship, trapping him underneath the tree.
Blankenship's colleagues were able to free him and take him to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Blankenship had been a member of the Madison County Fire Department for ten years.
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