Victims of deadly Sevier County fire say cabin did not have enough exits

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – An Indiana family is filing suit against a Sevier County cabin rental company after a fatal fire at a rental cabins.

Family members of Ricky L. Hudson, 56 and his grandson, Tyveon Temple 5 are suing Sunset Cottage Rentals and Realty and Johnson City-based KC Properties. Hudson and his grandson were both died during the fire in April of 2014.

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The lawsuit claims the cabin the family were staying in did not have enough exits for the family to escape. Family members said they had to break windows to climb out. They said Hudson died from blood loss from injuries sustained from the glass.


The lawsuit does not name a specific amount of money the family is suing for, but states:

“Plaintiffs pray and request that the court award a judgment sufficient to compensate the plaintiffs for physical injuries, medical expenses incurred, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of love and companionship, financial support, funeral expenses, burial expenses, and for all other relief as is just and proper.”

WATE 6 On Your Side reached out to Sunset Cottage for comment but have not received a response.

Temple’s family members have also started a petition to reopen the investigation into the fire. The five-year-old’s body was never recovered and the family said a proper investigation was note done. They have started a Facebook page called Justice for Tyveon and a petition.

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