LUTTRELL, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Union County house fire that claimed the lives of five people on Sunday.
Four juveniles and one adult were found dead inside a home in the 300 block of Clinch Valley Road in Luttrell on Sunday afternoon, a TBI spokesperson said Monday.
The children were identified as Briseis Aljumaily, 15, Audrie Cooper-Fortner, 9, Gabriella Aljumaily, 5, and Evie Cooper-Fortner, 5 by their grandmother Kelley Jean Curry-Aljumaily.
Special agents and the Union County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cause of the house fire.
Union County Board of Education released a statement around 4 p.m. stating how “this has been a heartbreaking time for our community, families, staff and students.”
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Luttrell is a city located southeast of Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee.
Editor’s Note: The story was corrected to fix the last name of two of the children.