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Fire captain injured in Buena Vista house fire; Family of 5 displaced

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Firefighters responded just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday. (WSMV) Firefighters responded just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday. (WSMV)
A family of five was displaced by the fire. (WSMV) A family of five was displaced by the fire. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A fire captain was injured while working to put out a house fire in Buena Vista on Thursday morning.

According to the Nashville Fire Department, the fire captain has a deep gash on the top of his head after falling down the stairs. He was transported to St. Thomas Hospital.

A woman was asleep inside the home at 1825 Cephas St. when a neighbor knocked on her door and yelled for her to get out just before 9:30 a.m.

The mother lives there with her four children, who were not home at the time. She was able to get out safely.

The American Red Cross will working to assist the woman and her children.

"I think it's a shock. That house has been in our family forever. That's my cousin's family home. Their dad built that house," said the woman's sister, Marquica Beasley.

Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blaze.

Stay with Channel 4 and WSMV.com for updates on this story.

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