Body discovered after motel fire in Gatlinburg

Body discovered after motel fire in Gatlinburg


GATLINBURG (WATE) -- Fire fighters discovered a body Saturday afternoon at the scene of a small motel fire.

City of Gatlinburg public relations coordinator Jim Davis says the name of the victim is not being released while authorities contact the next-of-kin.

Investigators do not suspect foul play.

Fire fighters received a call about the fire at 4:36 p.m. The arrived at the Ski View Motel on Ski Mountain Road to find a bed on fire in one of the units. The fire was contained to the bed.

The case has been turned over to Sevier County arson investigators to determine the cause and origin.

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