Rogersville woman dies in fire at her home

Rogersville woman dies in fire at her home


KINGSPORT (AP) -- Fire officials in Rogersville said an elderly woman died in a weekend blaze in her home.

The victim was identified as Frances Carr, 86.

Assistant Fire Chief David Jackson said thick smoke apparently overcame the victim before she could escape late Saturday night.

Jackson said Carr lived alone.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.

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