ROCKY TOP, TN (WLAF) – “One person was found deceased inside the structure. At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing,” said Leslie Earhart, TBI Public Information Officer. Earhart is referencing the fire that destroyed a two story building on South Main Street at Rocky Top. The fire began not long before 5am Tuesday.

Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrived this morning to the scene of a fatal fire on South Main Street.

“We are working alongside authorities in Rocky Top in investigating a fire that occurred at an apartment building in the 300 block of South Main Street,” said Earhart. 

Firefighters remain on scene and are working to completely extinguish the fire. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/23/2024-NOON-UPDATED – 01/23/2024-3PM)