In the early morning hours of Thursday August 14 the Jackson County 911/Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 8357 Highway 107 in Cullowhee. An unidentified body has been located in the home.
Investigators will be working to determine the cause of the fire. The name of the fire victim will be released when confirmation of identity is made and notification of next of kin is completed. The cause of death will be determined after an autopsy.
Responding emergency personnel were from the Cullowhee Fire Department, Sylva Fire Department, Canada Fire Department, and Cashiers Fire Department. Med West EMS provided medical support and the Jackson County Emergency Management Office also assisted. The investigation will be joint between the Fire Marshal, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.