DICKSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two people were found dead in a house fire off of East Railroad Street in Dickson.
Dickson Fire Chief, Robby Street, confirms with News 2 that the call came in just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Laurie Addington says her son and fiance were sitting in the living room with a Kerosene heater on when they saw it catch on fire. She says the men, her son and fiance, told her to open the door so they could get it outside. When she went to throw the screendoor pen she looked back and the heater blew up, instantly engulfing the house in flames.
Addington says the victims, 29-year-old Josh Perez and 53-year-old Jeff Pimer, who was also battling cancer, did not survive.
“They were trying to get the kerosene heater out so it wouldn’t burn down the house, and they got caught, and I blame myself for that. It’s not out they got out and I didn’t. — Now they’re both gone,” says Addington.
The fire department says they are still investigating this fire and have not confirmed the information, which all came from Addington.