1 killed, 1 critically injured after Lawrenceburg house fire

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed and another was critically injured after the two were trapped in a burning Lawrenceburg home early Tuesday morning.

The Lawrenceburg Fire Department said crews responded just after 3:30 a.m. to a residential fire on Jackson Street near the Smith Avenue intersection.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they said they were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but added two people were trapped inside the burning home.

Crews were able to get the two people out of the residence and transport them to Southern Tennessee Regional Health, where one resident was pronounced dead, according to firefighters. The other person was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the fire department said foul play is not suspected.

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