1 dead after Hawkins County structure fire

ROGERSVILLE (WATE) – The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a structure fire in the Eidson Community.

The sheriff’s office said the fire happened 3 or 4 days ago. Investigators say Elmer Berndt, 68, died in the fire.

The Tennessee Arson and Bomb Unit is assisting in the investigation.

It has been determined that the fire was caused by an electric heater.

There was no evidence of foul play.

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