Deadly Roane Co. fire may have been intentionally set, AG says

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 11:37 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2023 at 7:07 PM EDT
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HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) - Firefighters were called to a home on Old Valley Road in the Midtown area of Roane County Friday evening officials said.

Midtown Fire Department was called to a home on Friday just before 9:30 P.M.

Chief Hawn with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office said Cynthia Osborne, 39, died and David Pollard, 39, was transported to a local hospital with burn injuries.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson said the preliminary investigation revealed Osborne may have intentionally set the fire.

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.