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.