First-In Found Him Right Away, But Was Too Late
A 75-YR.-OLD FORMER FIREFIGHTER in Battle Creek, Michigan, died in his home Sunday morning when a fire swept through his house.
Battle Creek Enquirer
John Tenney was found in his wheelchair in the living room of the house by a
police public safety officer who arrived right after the call came in. Unfortunately it was too late to save Tenney who was already dead. A neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the house around 7:25 am and called in the alarm. Tenney had been temporarily disabled following knee replacement surgery.
WOOD-TV Ch. 8 filed this video report:
The fire is believed to have started in the basement and is not considered to be suspicious. The house is a total loss with the interior completely gutted and some floors collapsed.
The Battle Creek Enquirer has the full story including a description of the rescue attempt by his friend HERE.
John Tenney pictured in 2010
Mr. Tenney was locally known as a long-time midget race car driver who raced for 27 years and was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
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