One Found Dead in Christmas Eve Fire (VIEW VIDEO HERE)

December 24, 2013
Dwayne Page
County Firefighters on Scene of Fatal Mobile Home Fire (WJLE)
Mobile Home Fire Claims One Life (WJLE)
County firefighters working to put out the blaze (WJLE)
Autopsy being performed on body of man found at 218 Poplar Place

A Christmas eve fire has claimed a life.

A body was found inside a burned out mobile home which caught fire early this morning (Tuesday) at 218 Poplar Place in Lakeview Mountain Estates off Cookeville Highway.

The identity of the man has not been released. An autopsy is being performed.

911 received the call at 1:56 a.m. of a structure fire on Poplar Place with possibly someone still inside the home.

Members of the Main Station, Short Mountain Highway, and Cookeville Highway Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded along with the tanker and equipment truck and manpower from other county fire stations. DeKalb EMS and the Sheriff's Department were also on the scene.

The mobile home was apparently fully involved in flames by the time firefighters were alerted. The trailer was gutted by the fire and could not be saved.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but is under investigation by the Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section.


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