UPDATE: Cpt. Mark Lacey doing better after suffering a heart attack while battling fire

By: Staff
By: Staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Doctors from U.T. Hospital's Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit have said that Captain Mark Lacey is doing reasonably well, he is still on a ventilator, and feel optimistic that he will suffer no long term neurological damage.


Original Story
Knoxville Fire Department spokesman DJ Corcoran says KFD Captain Mark Lacey was moved back to critical condition overnight.

Previous story:
Knoxville Fire Department Captain Mark Lacey is in stable condition and being monitored at UT Medical Center after suffering a heart attack while fighting a fire Tuesday night.

The fire started around 10 p.m. at a home on Dandyline Drive, off Holston Drive.

Lacey was at one time in the ICU.

One person was in the home at the time but managed to make it out safely.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect the Knoxville Fire Department has confirmed that Lacey suffered a heart attack instead of cardiac arrest.


A Knoxville firefighter has been rushed to the hospital after battling a fire on Dandyline Drive, off Holston Drive Tuesday night.

Fire officials have not said how bad the firefighter was hurt or what happened.

Neighbors tell us ne person was in the home at the time but managed to make it out safely.

We are working to gather more information which we will pass along to you.


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