Fire Fatality

One person has died in a house fire occurring early Tuesday morning on County Road 632.

Around 4:30, units of the Gaylesville, Broomtown, Cedar Bluff and Centre Fire Departments responded to reports of a structure fire at the location; the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Floyd EMS also responded.

Emergency personnel reportedly arrived to find the home already fully involved in flames.

Cherokee County Coroner Paul McDonald confirmed to WEIS Radio News that the victim has been identified as 81 year old Lovie Lee Smith.

The State Fire Marshals Office and the Cherokee County Fire Investigator also responded to the scene.  The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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