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Johnson City firefighters rescue woman from Christmas Day fire

Staff Report • Dec 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Johnson City firefighters rescued a woman from a burning house in Towne Acres on Christmas morning.

Firefighters were called to 2312 Rambling Road about 7:30 a.m., finding smoke billowing from the residence and learning that the woman was trapped in the house, Lt. Jerome Palmer said in a news release.

Fire crews reached the woman and removed her from the house. She was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment and later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Fire officials did not know the extent of her injuries.

The fire started in a bedroom and extended to the main hallway. The house received major smoke damage throughout and extensive fire damage to the hallway and bedroom areas.

Four engine companies, two ladder companies, a command vehicle, a rehab unit and an air support truck responded to the fire.

The fire’s cause remained under investigation by the Johnson City Fire Marshal's Division.

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