Authorities confirmed there were a total of three victims in a Rocky Top mobile fire Wednesday. Two were found dead inside the home, while one person was airlifted to UT Medical Center.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Gregory Paul Gremillion, 64, and Sharon Dee Worrill, 54, were killed in a mobile home fire that occurred Wednesday in Rocky Top.
Marianne Gremillion was flown to UT Medical Center and was last reported to be in critical condition.
The fire was reported around 6 p.m. on Scott Brogan Lane. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says based on preliminary reports, it appears the fire was caused by an electrical outlet inside the home.
Five volunteer fire departments responded to the scene: Medford, Andersonville, Briceville, Marlow and Norris.
The Gremillions’ son says Gregory Gremillion worked his whole life and was retired. Their aunt, Sharon Worrill, lived with them and they cared for her.
The family says this is something they can’t wrap their heads around and something no one could have ever seen coming.
The Gremillions’ son says, “Dad wouldn’t say he’s a hero but I agree and have heard it a few times now, but he’d just say he did what was right and what was needed to be done and what anyone should have done. Doesn’t make it easier.”
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was called out to the scene to investigate, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.
TBI confirmed to WATE 6 On Your Side that they are assisting the Anderson County Sheriff’s Deptartment and the Tennessee Fire Investigative Services.