Man found dead in Hawkins County fire

Hawkins County authorities are investigating a fire that led to the death of a man this week.

According to Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, the man died in a structure fire in the Eidson community. The fire apparently took place three or four days ago, according to the sheriff.

The man's name was being withheld.

The state Arson and Bomb Unit is working with deputies in the investigation.

"At this time this investigation is in the early stages and no other information or details are available," a news release from Lawson states.


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