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HCSO Confirms Two Fire Fatalities in Birchwood Residential Fire


Hamilton County, TN – Last night, Highway 58 Volunteer Firefighters responded to a residential house fire near the 12,100 block of Dolly Pond Road with possible entrapment around 6:00 pm. According to fire personnel, upon arrival the house was fully involved.

After the fire was contained and the scene was safe to access, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigators entered what was left of the structure and discovered two bodies.

The bodies have been identified as the resident, Logan Kennedy (age 18), and Katelyn Woods (age 19) from Bradley County.

The origin and cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department.

The bodies have been transported to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

At this time, there is no further information available regarding this incident as it remains an ongoing investigation.

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