Cleveland House Fire Claims One Life
CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) –Instead of preparing to set the table and start cooking for Thanksgiving a Cleveland family is now mourning the loss of one of their own.
After an early morning fire claims more than 50% of their home and someone they loved dearly.
It happened on the 1400 block of Blythe Ferry Road.
“Two adults were able to exit with the children. There was one adult that was unable to exit and perished in the fire.”
That person who did not make it out was 56-year-old Junior Green.
9-year-old and 11-year-old girls were taken to T.C Thompson Children’s Hospital for their injuries, but one child was later transferred to a burn facility in Georgia for further treatment.
Evie West, Public Information Officer for the Cleveland Police Department says something like this is always difficult to handle so close to the holidays.
“As a first responder I believe it’s really difficult when you go through these situations because we’re always called to people in their worst times. And for me, especially being a mother it’s very hurtful when you see this.”
“That person that was inside that home is obviously a family member and so Thanksgiving will never be same for these people.”
Family and friends tell me they are in need of prayers during this difficult time.
The American Red Cross has stepped in to help.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.