NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman and a dog were killed following a fully-involved house fire at a Hermitage home Wednesday night.
Firefighters were called to the 600 block of Netherlands Drive around 8:45 p.m.
The Nashville Fire Department told News 2 a senior woman and dog died in the fire. Metro Police identifed the woman as 67-year-old Deborah Schneider. A man who lived in the home was able to escape and was treated for injuries, according to fire officials.
Neighbors told News 2 crews arrived on scene very fast to save the senior couple from the flames.
The Nashville Fire Department said multiple items in the home caused the fire to spread fast.
“There was reported to be lots of items inside, which adds to the fire load of that home, which means there’s constantly fuel being added to that fire because of the items in the home. There were lots of items that were on the floors, that were piled up. Things that make it difficult for our crews once they’re in the home,” explained Kendra Loney, spokesperson for the Nashville Fire Department.
Firefighters cut holes in the roof for ventilation and battled the flames for over an hour.
Over two dozen firefighters responded to help fight the fire.
No additional information was immediately released.