Homeowner injured in Sunday blaze
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—Chris Wilcox/Tribune-Courier
Philip Jarvis looks at his parents’ home at 1357 Tom Lane Road in Benton, above, which was razed by flames at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. He said there was nothing left in the home that wasn’t destroyed by flames or smoke.
—Chris Wilcox/Tribune-Courier Philip Jarvis looks at his parents’ home at 1357 Tom Lane Road in Benton, above, which was razed by flames at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. He said there was nothing left in the home that wasn’t destroyed by flames or smoke.
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By Chris Wilcox

Tribune-Courier News Reporter

editor@tribunecourier.com

A house fire in Marshall County injured three people Sunday night, according to West Marshall Fire Chief Brian Andrus.

Homeowners Dannie Jarvis, 78, and Joanne Jarvis, 79, along with their grandson Brian Jarvis, 22, were all taken by private vehicle to the Marshall County Hospital to be treated for their injuries. While Joanne and Brian were treated and released for smoke inhalation, Dannie was taken to the Vanderbilt Burn Center by ambulance for significant but non-life threatening burns to his face and hands.

The home, located at 1357 Tom Lane Road, is near the intersection of Vanzora Road in Benton and is considered a total loss.

Andrus said the Palma-Briensburg, South Hardin and (Graves County) Clear Springs fire departments assisted with fighting the blaze until around 11 Sunday night.

The home was fully consumed by flames upon arrival and Andrus said the cause of the fire was unknown.

Dannie and Joanne were inside when the fire began and according to their son, Philip Jarvis, they didn’t use electric heat. Firefighters are unsure at this time how the fire started.

“We know the fire started in the front of the house and worked it’s way from left to right,” he said. “We just don’t know what started it. There was so much smoke. It was terribly thick. There’s nothing salvageable.”

Philip said his parents would be staying with him while they got into contact with their insurance company and looked at their options to rebuild.

“We’re not looking for any kind of donations or anything, but we would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and helped,” he said.
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