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"He was covered in ash from trying to go back in from getting his mom," said Argylene Darnell, who lives next door to the home on 3000 block of Highway 46 in Indian Mound.
Darnell said just after 6:00 a.m. Thursday, she was shocked out of quiet Thanksgiving morning by a frightening sound.
"One of the little boys come over and was banging on the door and they hollered that the house was on fire," Darnell said.
She and her husband rushed outside and saw flames and smoke rising from their neighbor's house.
Three boys ages 12, 14 and 17 and one adult escaped the flames but two others weren't so lucky.
"The oldest boy, he was 17 he kept trying to go in and get his mom," Darnell said. "My husband tried too and it was so fully engulfed that you couldn't get in."
Firefighters arrived within minutes and were able to put out the flames but they weren't able to save the two people that were trapped inside.
The survivors were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries but Darnell said the three boys that used to play with their dogs and throw footballs in their yard now have to grow up much too soon.
"I know that the boys are just having a very hard time and I imagine for years to come they're going to have a very hard time," Darnell said. "They were just really gentle boys, I mean for boys they were just really great and I hate to see this happen to them."
Fire officials believe the fire started in one of the bedrooms but the cause is still under investigation.
Friday, November 23 2012, 09:24 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
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By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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