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Three-alarm fire destroys home in Fall Branch, 3 taken to hospital

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FALL BRANCH, TN (WJHL) -

A three-alarm fire burned down a home at 201 Mitchell Ridge Road in Fall Branch early this morning.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 6:30 a.m. and cleared the scene by 10:00 a.m.

Two children and a father were taken to the hospital, but fire officials did not know the extent of the family's injuries.

According to the family's aunt Rosey Sherfey, the father Jonathan Beck woke up and smelled smoke. He could not get out the door, so he broke out a window and dropped his children out of it before jumping out himself.

Sherfey said the 2-year-old boy and his father need stitches from some cuts they received.

The 4-year-old girl’s leg was broken and will require surgery.

They all had smoke inhalation.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Sherfey said.

Jonathan Beck was being treated at Johnson City Medical Center. His children were at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

The home was described by firefighters as a “total loss.”

Sherfey said that was true.

“My dad come by there and he said it was down to the block,” she said, adding the family will take care of each other as needed.

The local Red Cross has been called in to provide assistance.

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