Elderly Man Improving After Getting Caught in Field Fire

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.- WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News has an update on the elderly man pulled from his burning truck Thursday in Crockett County.

According to a hospital spokesperson, Thomas Archer, 80, has been upgraded to fair condition.

Investigators said his controlled burn of a field near Bells got out of hand and flames encircled him after he crashed his truck into a ravine.

Deputy Sergeant Robert Howell saw he was in trouble and risked his own life to pull him from the burning truck.

Archer suffered a broken leg and some burns.


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