Early morning house fire in Rossville injures one

Walker County dispatch tells News Channel 9 the fire happened at 1234 Salem Road. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE:

The Walker County Fire Department has confirmed that the man rescued from a fire in Walker County Monday has died.

ORIGINAL:

An early morning house fire leaves one person injured in Rossville.

Walker County dispatch tells News Channel 9 the fire happened at 1234 Salem Road.

The call came in around 3 a.m. Monday morning of a house fire and possible entrapment.

Neighbor Charlene Goines said she and her husband could see the fire through their daughter's bedroom window.

"He (her husband) took off running up the driveway and all he heard was the lady screaming something," Goines said. "I moved my daughter from her bedroom to the living room because it (the fire) was entirely too close."

Walker County Fire Chief Randy Camp said when crews arrived, nearly half the home was already covered in flames. He said they also found a woman standing outside the home. She told them someone was still inside.

"Firefighters made entry into the residence that you see behind me, located the man, pulled him out. He was in cardiac arrest," Camp said.

Camp said that is when emergency crews on the scene started CPR.

"They took him en route to Cornerstone as my understanding, and along the way he got a pulse back and routed him to Erlanger," Camp said.

Camp said the man has since been airlifted to a burn unit in Cobb County, Georgia. No firefighters were injured, but investigators said the home is a total loss.



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