La Vergne family loses home, dog in 3-alarm blaze - WKRN News 2

La Vergne family loses home, dog in 3-alarm blaze

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. -

A La Vergne family lost everything, including their dog, after their home went up in flames Tuesday morning.

The three-alarm blaze broke out just before 11 a.m. at the family's home on Emory Oak Cove in the Woodland Hills subdivision off Waldron Road.

Belmont University assistant baseball coach Matt Barnett, his wife and their two children, a four-year-old and baby, lived in the home.

City of La Vergne spokesperson Kathy Tyson said the family was not home at the time and no one was injured.

Dispatchers received the call from a neighbor at 10:59 a.m. The fire was under control by 12:08 p.m.

The home suffered extensive damage and the family's dog perished in the flames.

Neighbor Lindsay Schmella said the community will also hold a neighborhood block party the last weekend of October to benefit the family. They will be collecting clothing, food and other household necessities.

Donations, including cash and gift cards, can also be sent to Belmont University Baseball, Attn: Coach Barnett Donations, at 1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212.

The fire may have sparked in the attic area above the kitchen.  The exact cause is under investigation.

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