House Fire claims Troy man
One person has died as the result of injuries sustained in a fire overnight at a home in Troy.
Jeff Montgomery, 44, succumbed to injuries he received in a fire reported at 12:44 a.m. today at a home at 110 Easley Drive in Troy.
Troy Fire Chief Mark Watson said the house was pretty well fully involved by fire when the Troy Fire Department arrived on the scene and firefighters were able to rescue Montgomery from the burning home. He said firefighters tried to resuscitate him at the scene but he was later pronounced dead.
Watson said two other occupants of the home, identified as Montgomery’s mother and her grandson, escaped with what he has been told were minor injuries.
Three firefighters were injured, sustaining injuries that included smoke inhalation, a cut finger and torn cartilage in an ankle. One was treated at the scene and two were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Watson said the fire remains under investigation at this time and the cause is not yet known. He said he has been in contact with the Tennessee Fire Marshal’s office, with the fire department and the fire marshal’s office working in conjunction with one another to investigate.
The house was destroyed, according to Watson.
Firefighters remained on the scene until just after 4 a.m. today.
Among the other agencies on the scene to assist firefighters were Regional Emergency Medical Services ambulance, Air Evac Lifeteam, the Obion County Rescue Squad, the Troy Police Department and the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
Funeral arrangements for Montgomery will be announced by White & Mahon Funeral Home in Troy.
Published in The Messenger 11.28.07