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Elderly man killed in massive blaze

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An elderly man was killed in a massive blaze in Goodlettsville early Friday morning.

The fire occurred just after 12 a.m., Midnight at a home in the 100 block of Draper Street, near Vietnam Veterans Boulevard.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Steve Holt, the right side of the home where the sunroom and kitchen are located was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

First responders quickly entered the residence to search for occupants.

An 84-year-old man was found in a back bedroom. He was transported to Skyline Medical Center in critical condition. Officials told Nashville's News 2 the man was dead when he arrived at the hospital.

His identity was not immediately released.

A neighbor called in the fire. He said his daughter thought she heard glass breaking and thought someone was breaking in before she saw that the house was engulfed in flames.

The neighbor, Nicholas Short, told Nashville's News 2 he wishes he could have done more.

"You almost just wanna [sic] open the door and go inside, but I mean, it's a scary feeling. You don't want, [sic] you don't ever hope for anybody to be caught in a house [fire] like that. It's a, it definitely gets your adrenaline going."

According to investigators, the victim tried to call for help by pressing his medical alert alarm. The man lived in the home alone.

The Goodlettsville Fire Department is handling the investigation. Investigators said there weren't any obvious signs of the cause of the fire and plan to investigate throughout Friday.

No further details were immediately released.

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