A small fire brought firefighters to Loretta Lynn’s residence in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on Tuesday morning.
Humphreys County Emergency Managementofficials did not know whether the 81-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer was home when the fire started, but everyone inside the house got out safely.
According to Nashville television station WTVF, the fire took place in the building where Lynn lives, not the antebellum mansion on the same property where she and her husband raised their family. That building has been turned into a tourist attraction.
Another TV station reports that a candle caused a chair to catch on fire, but the flames were extinguished before crews arrived.
Last year, another fire destroyed the cook shack on Lynn’s property.
Last November, Lynn, whose hits include Coal Miner’s Daughter and Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.