Family identifies Morristown woman who was killed in apartment fire

Source: (Chase Singleton)

Knoxville, Tenn.-- (WVLT) A Morristown woman, Linda Joyce Singleton, 67, is dead after an apartment fire. Morristown Fire Marshal Brian Shepard said it happened the evening of Friday, October 11 at a four-unit apartment on Mall Road.

Morristown fire officials responded to a structure fire around 7:20 p.m. MFD fire officials said the apartment was on fire with heavy smoke. The fire was controlled by 7:23 p.m. The fire was found in the living room, according to MFD.

Shepard said Singleton was pulled from the fire and could not be revived. The Hamblen County Coroner confirmed Singleton died on the scene. Residents of the three other apartments were uninjured, but could not stay in their homes Friday night because of heavy smoke. The Red Cross helped them find shelter.

Officials said the cause of the fire is currently unknown. MFD officials said the home did have smoke alarms but didn't have a fire sprinkler system.

The Morristown Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire that reportedly started in the living room. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will assist in the investigation.

"Linda Joyce Singleton was 67 years old. She was full of life and enjoyed spending time with her grandson Maddux and her son Chase. I hope the investigation quickly reveals the cause as the fire according to witnesses spread so quickly. I loved her so much and will miss her dearly," said Chase Singleton, Linda's son.

Singleton's service will be at Stubblefield’s Funeral home in Morristown on Friday, Oct. 18th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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