Caryville man who died in house fire identified

Local News

A Caryville man who was killed in a house fire on Lake Lane Feb. 1 has been identified by fire officials. 

63-year-old Michael Chercourt was the man found on the floor in the back bedroom and pronounced dead at the scene of the house fire that occurred around 12:30 p.m. that day, according to Caryville Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Eddie Hatmaker.

First responders were able to get Chercourt’s wife, Cathy, out of the home and she was treated for smoke inhalation at LaFollette Medical Center.

The fire is still under investigation.

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