Elderly man critical following fire

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

An 83-year-old Lincoln County man is in critical condition following a fire in a home last Monday.

According to a fire report filed with Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), John Jones of Anderson Lane, Elora, attempted to start a fire by throwing an accelerant in a woodstove. The fire flashed back at the man and burned his upper body, authorities said.

Jones was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Flintville, Vanntown and Elora Fire/Rescue responded to the scene. The report indicated that there was not as much fire damage as smoke damage to the house.

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