Mountain City woman suffers third-degree burns in house fire


MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WJHL) – A Mountain City woman has been flown to a North Carolina hospital, after her home caught on fire Thursday.

According to Tina Glover, the daughter of Perry and Lois Jennings, she was inside the home, located on Shouns Mission Lane, when her mother started yelling for help and saying that she was on fire.

Glover said she ran upstairs, turned off the oxygen tank her mother was using and attempted to put out the fire before dragging her mother out of the house and down the driveway to safety.

Other oxygen tanks in the home exploded, Glover said.

Firefighters responded to the scene in less than 10 minutes. The home is considered lost.

Jennings was flown to Wake Forest Baptist in Winston Salem, N.C. for treatment of third-degree burns and was listed to be stable condition.

A volunteer firefighter on-scene said the fire was under control in about an hour.

Mountain City Fire Department, Neva Volunteer Fire Department, 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Doe Valley Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the house fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family at this time.

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