Teacher helps save man from burning south Nashville home

Teacher helps save neighbor from burning south Nashville home

Posted: Updated: Apr 25, 2014 09:45 AM

A teacher is credited with helping save her neighbor’s life after noticing his south Nashville home was on fire Friday morning.

The teacher called 911 after she spotted the fire at the home on corner of Citrus Drive and Paragon Mills Road just after 7 a.m.

A truck was parked in the driveway so firefighters had reason to believe someone was inside.

They forced their way into the home and, through heavy smoke, found the man, a 72-year-old, in the kitchen

He suffered smoke inhalation and second and third degree burns but had a pulse and was breathing.

Officials stabilized him at the scene before he was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was last listed in critical condition.

The fire appears to have started in living room although the exact cause is under investigation. The fire marshal is on the scene.

Fire officials said the home had working smoke detectors.

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