Body found after fire extinguished at motel

Woman's body found in Jackson County (Image 1)

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) – A fire has killed one person and badly damaged an East Tennessee motel.

Officials in White Pine and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the weekend fire that appears to have started in the lobby of the Crown Inn around 5 p.m. Saturday.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, responders found a body after the flames were extinguished. There were no other injuries.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the victim. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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