Lawrenceburg Firefighter killed in house fire identified

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Lawrenceburg Firefighter Jason Dickey was killed in a house fire on Monday, according to the Tennessee Fire an Codes Enforcement.

The fire broke out at a home on the 500 block of Hood Lakes Road around 4 p.m. The Maury County Fire Department said the distress call for injured officer went out at 8 p.m. Two other firefighters were also injured.

Now, the tight-nit community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

"These are our heroes. We work with them everyday," Metro Nashville Medical Examiner Dr. Feng Li said. "They are our first line of defense."

According to Lawrenceburg Now, Dickey was one of several first responders who helped a family of four after their vehicle had crashed upside down into an icy creek in Dec. 2012. The article Dickey, along with another fireman and a police officer, helped rescue a 7-year-old who was trapped inside the vehicle.

A news conference is slated for 10 a.m. FOX 17 News will stream that online and on Facebook.

According to the non-profit "Tennessee Fallen Firefighters," the last time a firefighter was killed in the line of duty was in Memphis in 2016.

Condolences have poured in from around the state:

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