SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – Crews spent another day on the scene of a deadly cabin fire in Sevier County sifting through the rubble searching for the remains of one of the victims and evidence that may lead them to the cause.
The flames broke out early Saturday morning at one of the cabins at ‘Cabins at the Crossing’ in Sevierville.
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22 people from Indiana and Kentucky were asleep in the cabin at the time. Two of them were killed, 56 year old Ricky Hudson and his 5 year old step grandson Tayveon Temple.
According to Sevier County Fire investigator Jay Breeden it’s been a very difficult search to find the remains of 5 year old Tayveon Temple. Monday in the rain the search continued. Investigators spent the day sifting through fire debris searching for remains.
“With a three story structure, a wood structure, you’ll have a lot of fire debris that’s a lot to do. We are continuing to work. We are not going to stop until it gets to the point there’s nothing else to search,” said Breeden.
Breeden says the fire did start in the front porch on the front deck. The exact cause is still under investigation. Breeden says at this point nothing indicates the fire was intentionally set. Breeden says every lead is being investigated and the victims’ families are regularly given updates.
“It’s hard. It’s very hard. There are so many things going through your head you want closure for the family. You want closure for us,” said Breeden.