Victim identified in fatal Dandridge house fire

March 20, 2017: Jefferson County officials say an accident started a fatal fire in Dandridge over the weekend.

DANDRIDGE, TENN. - UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig has identified the woman who died in a Dandridge house fire Saturday night as 63-year-old Diane Vick. 

McCoig said Vick owned the house and lived there with her husband, who was at work at the time of the fire. 

The fire appears to be accidental and started in the kitchen. McCoig said the exact cause has not yet been determined. 

The TBI and the state fire marshal's office are assisting in the investigation.

PREVIOUS STORY: One person is dead after a house fire in Jefferson County Saturday night.

Dandridge fire officials confirmed a woman died in a fire at 1608 Sandy Ridge Road in Dandridge.

According to the Chestnut Hill Assistant Fire Chief, officials, the woman was in her early 60s and had serious health issues.

Earlier, county dispatch officials said at least one occupant had been trapped inside. 

Officials first received the call around 7:30 Saturday night.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the fire, and the state fire marshal's office is on scene to investigate the cause of the fire. 

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