Update: Woman, dog die after being “overcome by smoke” in Kingsport fire


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officials with the Kingsport Fire Department confirmed that a woman and a dog died after a fire Friday morning.

A press release from KFD said that a 67-year-old woman and a dog were “overcome by smoke” in a house fire on the 300 block of Snapps Ferry Road at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

The Kingsport Fire Marshal’s Office said that smoking materials caused the fire.

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, an estimated annual average of 18,100 (5%) reported home structure fires started by smoking materials killed an average of 590 (23%) people annually, injured 1,130 (10%) per year, and caused $476 million in direct property damage (7%) per year. 

Previously reported
Officials with the Kingsport Fire Department said a body was found following a medical and fire call Friday morning.

The call came in at 8:34 a.m., detailing a possible fire on the 300 block of Snapps Ferry Road, officials said.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a trailer “with an extinguished fire” and one dead occupant.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Check back for updates.

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