Longtime WREG employee, mother of 4 killed in Lakeland house fir - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Longtime WREG employee, mother of 4 killed in Lakeland house fire

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LAKELAND, TN (WMC) -

A mother of four died Friday afternoon when a lightning strike sparked a fire in her home.

Firefighters said Nancy Allen's husband came home to find the house burning. Later, firefighters learned Allen was unable to get out of the Lakeland home in time. 

Neighbors said Allen recently had knee surgery, which may have slowed her ability to get out of the house.

"That was a human being. This lady was helpless; she couldn't help herself. She couldn't walk," neighbor Deria Ellis said.

Allen was a wife and a mother of four. She worked behind the scenes at WREG for more than 25 years.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Nancy's family. 

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