Sunday, February 25, 2018

Man Dead After Lawrence County Fire; Firefighter Injured

LAWRENCE COUNTY, TN- Just a few days removed from a residential fire in Lawrence County that killed a firefighter, a fire has claimed the life of a person and injured another firefighter.

Lawrence County fire crews responded to the reports of a fire on the corner of Gore and Shotwell Roads in Lawrence County on Sunday morning shortly before 11 a.m.

According to a witness, the fire was in an apartment above what is being called a shop that was adjacent to a residence.

Jessie Irby, 67, reportedly tried to put out the fire but collapsed. Irby was taken to a local hospital where he later died. 

Source indicate that Irby may have had a heart condition.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jimmy Brown told WOPC HD News that a firefighter was injured but he had been told that the firefighter was "treated and ok."

West End, Gandy, Henryville and Crawfish Valley Fire Departments responded to the call.

State and Local agencies are investigating the fire.