2 Injured in Germantown house fire - WSMV News 4

2 Injured in Germantown house fire

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Medics transported two people to Vanderbilt Hospital after a fire in Nashville's Germantown neighborhood early Saturday.

The fire broke out at about 1 a.m. at a home in the 1700 block of 6th Avenue North.

"I heard some screaming outside - looked out the window - and there was barreling black smoke coming out of the house next door," said Jacob Henley.

Firefighters raced to the scene, believing someone may have been trapped inside.

By the time crews arrived, both victims were outside.

"They were laying on the ground when ambulance workers picked them up and put them on the stretcher," Henley said.

Both victims were treated for non-critical injuries, according to District Fire Chief Buddy Byers.

Byers says the blaze left extensive damage throughout the home.

"When the first companies checked on scene, the house was fully involved.  It burnt pretty much from the front to the back," Byers said.

Firefighters tell Channel 4 News that the home did not have electricity and that the victims may have started a fire to keep warm.

The investigation is ongoing.

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