HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway in Hendersonville after a woman lost her life amid a Wednesday afternoon fire.
The Hendersonville Fire Department said crews responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Harbor Drive at approximately 2:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, adding that dispatch later informed them one person was still in the home.
Fire Chief Scotty Bush told News 2 that a man and a woman were inside at the time of the fire, but the man made it out alright.
However, when first responders arrived at the house — which had a large amount of flames and smoke — they searched inside, found the woman, and could not resuscitate her, fire officials said.
According to the department, units stayed at the scene until 6 p.m. while they completed extensive salvage and overhaul efforts.
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The Hendersonville Fire Department released the following statement about the incident on Thursday, Sept. 29:
“Please keep the family in your prayers. We also want to encourage citizens of Hendersonville to make sure that you have working smoke detectors in your home. Our department will gladly come and install them for free just reach out to us at 615-822-1119 to schedule a time for us to come and install them. Lastly, as the cooler weather is approaching to also remember if you are using space heaters at home or work to keep a three (3) foot radius all the way around them while they are in use.”
Members of the Fire Prevention Bureau have reportedly returned to the scene to continue investigating the cause and origin of Wednesday’s deadly blaze.
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