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Authorities identify nurse, bystanders who help pulled elderly woman from Knoxville house fire

Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 9:06 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2021 at 5:43 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Firefighters say a nurse and three bystanders rescued a neighbor trapped in a house fire along Lonas Drive Sunday night.

According to the Knoxville Fire Department, a neighbor witnessed heavy smoke coming from a home on the 4000 block of Lonas Drive around 7:43 p.m. Sunday evening and called 911.

Officials said that caller was nurse Katelyn Spicer who, after spotting the fire, opened the front door and found the resident lying inside. She reportedly pulled the elderly female victim from the smoke-filled home with the help of three bystanders, Edina Hobib, Hana Peterson and Patrick Mink.

When firefighters arrived they said they assisted the nurse with the victim.

Fire investigators reported the fire started near the kitchen.

The victim was transported to Vanderbilt Burn Center.

No other injuries were reported and the cause is being investigated.

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