Fire Breaks Out at Loretta Lynn’s Home
A fire broke out at the Tennessee home of country legend Loretta Lynn on Tuesday morning (Feb. 25).
Nashville's NewsChannel 5 reports that a small fire broke out around 9:30AM at Lynn's home on her ranch in Humphreys Country, near Nashville.
The fire did not take place at the large antebellum mansion where Lynn and her late husband raised their children, which is now open to the public, but rather at her personal residence, which is also on the property. Humphreys County Emergency Management officials report that everyone inside the house got out safely. It is unknown whether Lynn was home at the time of the incident.
According to Channel 5, aerial pictures of the house showed the windows open, but no visible damage.
This is not the first fire at Lynn's ranch. Last February a concession stand was destroyed in a blaze that also damaged an adjacent eating area. Lynn's residence was not harmed in that fire.
Lynn’s long career includes hits like ‘The Pill,’ ‘One’s on the Way,’ ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough’ and ‘Fist City.’ She was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Last November she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in a ceremony at the White House. The award is the highest civilian honor in America.
UPDATE: Nashville's WKRN reports that the fire started in the sun room on the back of the house, where Lynn was watching television. Will Rourke, the general manager of Lynn's ranch, says a candle overturned, igniting a nearby chair. The country icon picked up a pillow and beat the fire out, suffering minor burns on her fingertips in the process. No serious injuries were reported.