1 dead after Roane County house fire

ROCKWOOD (WATE) – One person was found dead at the scene of a house fire in Roane County. Investigators do not know his identity.

The house fire was at 1147 Mountain View Road on Thursday. Investigators say the residence was vacant at the time of the fire.

“The house was a foreclosure and the power had been cut off on March sixth,” said Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton. “The family that moved away were living in Oliver Springs.”

The former residents were contacted and all family members were accounted for. Sheriff Stockton says there are no leads at this time.

The man was found after crews put out the fire and is believed to be an adult.

“We have taken some evidence, some DNA samples and we think we could identify the person in the future but we sure need the public’s help,” said Sheriff Stockton.

If anyone has information on the victim or the fire, contact the Roane County Sheriff’s Office at 865-717-4722 or dispatch at 865-354-8045.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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