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UPDATE: Jan. 1, 11:37 a.m.

A Knoxville firefighter is still in intensive care after suffering a heart attack while trying to put out a house fire.

Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson D.J. Corcoran said crews took Captain Mark Lacey to UT Medical Center late Tuesday night following a heart attack.

Lacey suffered a heart attack while fighting a house fire at 5508 Dandyline Drive Tuesday evening.

Doctors have stabilized Lacey, but he's still in the ICU at UT Medical Center.

Coming up on 10News at 6 p.m., we'll hear from the homeowner.

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The Knoxville Fire Department said a firefighter was sent to the hospital after battling a blaze in east Knoxville Tuesday evening.

Captain DJ Corcoran said the firefighter went to UT Medical Center for evaluation after responding to the call on Dandyline Drive.

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