Law enforcement officials believe that a 64-year-old man removed his wife from a mobile home fire in Anderson County on Wednesday evening and died trying to rescue his special needs sister-in-law, who also died in the fire.
The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Scott Brogan Lane, which is off Old Lake City Highway south of Rocky Top.
The mobile home was engulfed in flames when rescue personnel arrived, and victims were trapped in the home, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.
The woman who was removed is Marianne Gremillion, said Tyler Mayes, director of administrative services for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. She was flown by a medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville after the Wednesday evening fire.
At last report, Gremillion was in stable condition, Mayes said.
The two victims who died in the fire are Gregory Paul Gremillion, 64, and Sharon Dee Worrill, 54.
Investigators believe that Gremillion removed his wife, Marianne, from the home and went back in to rescue Worrill, who is the special needs sister of Marianne Gremillion, Mayes said.
“Unfortunately, both Mr. Gremillion and Ms. Worrill did not make it out,” Mayes said.
A preliminary report said the fire was caused by an electrical outlet inside the home, Mayes said.
Briceville, Medford, and Andersonville volunteer fire departments responded to the fire along with the Sheriff’s Department, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to the home to investigate, Mayes said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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