Tiffany Drive House Fire

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A house fire killed an elderly man in East Nashville and sends his brother to the hospital.

Fire officials say the fire happened at a home on Tiffany Drive around 1:30 Saturday morning. Crews confirmed one person was killed in the blaze.

Neighbors say Friday night felt extra cold. Fire officials have not released an exact cause for the fire at this time.

"I see them like going to the mailbox, leaving and I saw them that morning," said Ebonique Patton.

Ebonique walked out of her home after fire fighters arrived. Her neighbors she'd known for 20 years were still inside while their house was on fire.

"Smoke pouring out, flames coming out of the back," said Ebonique.

"They said the doors were so cluttered they couldn’t get them opened hardly," said neighbor Leta Langford.

Leta tells News 4 she knew the elderly brothers, Frank and Fred Jones. One of the men was in a wheelchair.

Officials tell News 4 one of the brothers was found dead at the back of the home.

"The other one they said was badly burned," said Langford.

Fire crews were on the scene for more than 6 hours and are investigating a cause.

"It was very scary," said Ebonique. "Especially knowing there was people in there they didn’t give up."

Fire and police investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started.

This is a developing story. Stay with News4 for updates.

 

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