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Teen leaps from second-story window to escape fire

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A large house fire early Monday near the Davidson/Wilson County line injured two teens, including one who had to jump from a second-story window to escape the smoke and fire.

The fire occurred at 2 a.m. in the 5600 block of Scenic Ridge Drive in the Green Hill neighborhood of Old Hickory.

Cade Crosslin and Mason Dimitroff, both 17 years old, were at Cade's house when the fire started, and they are both now listed in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation.

Parents Tina and Jeff Crosslin were at home when the fire started but escaped safely.

Officials said Cade had to jump from the home's second story to safety, and the fire chief said it's a miracle everyone made it out alive from the fast-spreading fire.

The fire, which spread to 95 percent of the home, also detonated some ammunition.

"I didn't really know what to expect, but I didn't expect the house to be a shell when I got here," said Cathy Steen, sister of Tina Crosslin. "We still have everyone, and that's the main thing. That's what we're thankful for."

Investigators said an indoor gas grill is cited as the possible cause.

The fire grew so out of control that by the time firefighters arrived, they had to stop it from spreading to other homes.

Donations for fire victims are being accepted at Benson's Orthodontics offices in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet. They are taking checks and prepaid cards to help the families affected.

Also, donations are accepted at Cedarstone Bank, care of "The Crosslin Family."

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