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4 children, 1 adult dead in Tennessee house fire

Tennessee officials are investigating the deaths of four children and one adult in a home that was destroyed by fire, authorities said.


The blaze was reported Saturday afternoon at a home in the Union County community of Luttrell, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Keli McAlister told WVLT-TV. TBI spokeswoman Leslie Earhart confirmed the five fatalities.

Union County Director of Schools Gregory Clay said additional counselors would be available for students and that the small community would support one another.


Further information about the fire hasn’t been released. The TBI continues to work with the Union County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.