Editor's Note -- The condition of Knoxville Fire Capt. Mark Lacey has been changed from stable to critical, according to local media.
Jan. 01--KNOXVILLE -- A Knoxville firefighter who suffered a heart attack while fighting a house fire was in stable condition this morning at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
The firefighter was identified today as Capt. Mark Lacey.
The New Year's Eve fire was reported about 9:47 p.m. Tuesday at 5508 Dandyline Drive by a resident, according to Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran.
Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire showing when they arrived, Corcoran said, and all of the home's residents were safely outside.
Initially, firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire but pulled back to a defensive mode when the fire worsened, Corcoran said.
More details as they develop online and in Thursday's News Sentinel.
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