Brentwood officials ID woman killed in house fire; 1 remains hospitalized
Brentwood officials identified the woman killed in a house fire Tuesday night as Kyong S. Sylvest. She was 69.
A male victim remains hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to Brentwood Fire and Rescue. He has not been named due to medical confidentiality, officials said.
Firefighters arrived just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and found heavy smoke and flames coming from a home at 6220 Bridlewood Lane.
“The fire had obviously been burning for an extended period prior to being reported,” Brentwood Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal Jeff Pender said in a news release.
The initial 911 call about the fire came from inside the home, which is part of the River Oaks subdivision, the release said. Firefighters quickly found Sylvest near the front door of the home, then found a male resident inside. Both received medical attention and were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Sylvest later died, according to the release. The male resident was in critical condition as of Wednesday.
One Brentwood Police Department officer who was part of the initial response to the fire was treated for smoke inhalation, the release said. A firefighter also received a burn to his hand. Both were treated at the Williamson Medical Center emergency room and released. Another firefighter had a minor ankle injury.
Brentwood police and fire officials worked alongside the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to examine the cause of the fire, and later determined it was accidental and started in the kitchen.
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