Loretta Lynn Sustains Minor Burns in House Fire

Candle Apparently Began Small Blaze at Her Home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Loretta Lynn sustained minor burns Tuesday morning (Feb. 25) during a small fire at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Authorities told Nashville TV station WKRN the fire started around 9:30 a.m. when a candle fell onto a chair in the sunroom of the home. Lynn, 81, was watching TV when she heard a crackling noise. She suffered burns on her fingertips while using a pillow to extinguish the flames.

Lynn’s ranch, located approximately 75 miles west of Nashville, includes restaurants, a concert venue and a Motocross track. The antebellum mansion, which now houses a museum, was not damaged. The singer-songwriter resides in another house on the property. It was not heavily damaged in Tuesday’s fire.

Lynn, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, is best known for hits such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough” and “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind).” In 2013, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

She’s scheduled to continue her tour dates this weekend in Texas with shows Friday (Feb. 28) in Greenville, Saturday in Corpus Christi and Sunday in Austin.