WILLIAMSON COUNTY – The Williamson County assistant chief is being treated for smoke inhalation after he was trapped in an elevator that caught on fire.
Around 11 a.m. on Friday, the chief was in the elevator at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office when hydraulic oil ignited a fire. According to Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, the hydraulic line of the elevator snapped.
The chief reportedly remained calm and stayed low to the floor while using his shirt to cover his face. While he was only trapped for 10 minutes, the elevator quickly filled with smoke.
The building was briefly evacuated.