Victims identified: Three members from same family die in Blount Co. house fire
Three people were killed in a house fire on Friday morning, according to officials with the Blount Co. Sheriff’s Office.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Blount County Sheriff’s Office announced that three people died in a house fire Friday morning.
At approximately 7:15 a.m., BCSO and the Blount Co. Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 4800 block of Sevierville Road in Maryville, according to an announcement.
The three killed were 48-year-old Jason, 43-year-old Rebecca, and 7-year-old Brennan Dewitt, according to Jason’s sister, Leah Sabol.
All of the individuals were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following the fire where they were pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
A family friend told WVLT News that Brennan Dewitt was 7-years-old and played youth football for the Pigeon Forge Tigers.
The Blount County Investigation Response Team, which includes representatives from BCSO, BCFD, Maryville Police Department and Alcoa Police Department, is investigating the fire to determine the cause.
Sabol has set up a GoFundMe to assist the family with funeral expenses.
The funeral is set for Thursday Jan. 13, at Highland Park Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
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