Indianapolis boy missing in Tennessee cabin fire
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Sevierville, TN (April 12. 2014) – A 5-year-old Indianapolis boy is missing and an Indianapolis man was killed after a fatal fire at a three-story cabin in Sevierville, Tenn. Saturday.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at 430 a.m. when flames were spotted at the Cabins at the Crossing development. When crews arrived the cabin was already 75 percent involved and occupants were both in and outside the structure.
As of Saturday night we are told cadaver dogs have been brought to the scene.
Twenty-four Indiana family members had just arrived at the cabins Friday afternoon for an annual trip.
Names are not being released of the deceased or the missing at this time.
Fox59 did speak exclusively with the sister of the man who was killed. She says her brother got out of the fire and died due to injuries he sustained by helping others.
Meanwhile the children and some adults involved in the fire are being transported back to Indy by Pastor Christopher Armstrong of Mt. Vernon Community Missionary Baptist Church. Others have remained in Tennessee as the search continues for the missing child.
Local and state officials are investigating the fire.