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April 18, 2019

Fatal Fire in Franklin Claims One Over Weekend

A fatal fire in Franklin is being investigated by the SBI and FBI. The fire occurred Saturday evening around 7:30 pm when  firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Moore Street.
The structure was fully engulfed in flames and police officers on the scene notified the firefighters that one person was still in the bedroom of the home. One person perished in the fire while a second person was able to escape.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending the ongoing investigation.
A cause for the fire is still under investigation and the FBI and SBI are assisting firefighters and Franklin Police.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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