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Homeowner, Dogs Escape Williamson Co. House Fire

Homeowner, Dogs Escape Williamson Co. House Fire

CREATED Jan 15, 2014

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. – A Williamson County homeowner was able to escape his home during a fire on Wednesday morning.

The homeowner said he woke up to smoke and fire coming from an upstairs family room at his home on Yearling Way around 7:15 a.m. He got his dogs and himself out of the home safely, and called 911.

Firefighters from Williamson County responded quickly, but the home suffered major damage to the back side of the home on the second floor. The floor above the garage caved in on top of a pickup truck.

Firefighters didn't deal with many major issues in fighting the fire, but said there was one thing that could have hampered the efforts.

"Primarily just the lack of manpower because (of) being an all-volunteer force. Everyone's either taking their kids to school, or going to work, or at work themselves. Takes a little bit longer for us to get under way," said Williamson County Fire Coordinator Jay Bonson.

Fortunately, Bonson said that was not a problem and that fire crews were on the scene quickly.

The homeowner and his family were displaced.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.