Investigators: Woman killed in Greeneville apartment fire ‘overcome by smoke’

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Editor’s Note: The original information provided by the Greeneville Police Department said the fire occurred at Crestview Terrace Apartments, instead of Crestview Drive. The error has been corrected.

(UPDATE) GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Investigators said a woman that died in an apartment fire over the weekend was “overcome by the smoke.”

Officials released more details about the fire that killed Lynn Graham, 67.

In an updated release, fire officials said in part, “Investigators determined the fire had started in the living room area in or around the sofa. Several oxygen bottles along with an oxygen generator were located in the living area.”

Fire officials also said there were smoking materials on the floor and on a small table near the sofa.

Greeneville Fire officials did ask for the TBI to assist in this investigation.

Graham lived alone and was the widow of Greeneville Police Department’s late Capt. Everett Graham as well as the mother to Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Graham.


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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Greeneville Police Department responded to reports of a structure fire on Crestview Drive just after midnight early Sunday morning.

One person, Lynn Graham, 67, died, according to the Greeneville Police Department.

The fatal fire occurred in the 800 block at Apartment 9.

Graham lived alone and was the widow of Greeneville Police Department’s late Capt. Everett Graham as well as the mother to Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Graham.

The fire is under investigation, and more details will follow as they’re released.

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