Body found after crews extinguish fire in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered in a Putnam County structure fire Sunday morning.

Authorities said they received a call for the structure fire behind a home on Edwards Lane around 7:40 a.m.

Upon their arrival, crews said the building was fully engulfed. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered the victim’s body.

A death investigation was conducted at the scene. An autopsy will be performed. Authorities have not released the person’s identity or gender.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 931-528-8484.

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