Fire Chief: Woman died after house fire Sunday night in Carter County | WJHL


CARTER COUNTY, Tennessee (WJHL) – Several agencies responded to a house fire at 9:28 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Gap Creek Road.

According to the main agency’s fire chief, a woman died as a result of the blaze.

West Carter County Volunteer Fire Chief David Jones told News Channel 11 that crews took the woman out of the house and began CPR within 10 minutes of the fire reports. First responders continued with CPR until the woman arrived at the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Jones said investigators do not yet know if foul play is suspected; the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Support agencies included the Central Volunteer Fire Department, Watauga Volunteer Fire Department, Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department, Carter County Sheriff‘s Department, and the State Fire Marshal. of Tennessee due to the death.

The Sheriff’s Department is the lead agency investigating the woman’s death.

Jones said there were no other occupants in the house at the time of the fire and the woman did not have any pets.

No other details have been released for the moment and the identity of the woman was not revealed Monday morning.


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