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Fire kills two in Anderson County

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By Cheril Vernon

Messenger Copy Editor

PALESTINE – An early-morning house fire killed a male and female victim in Tennessee Colony on Sunday, June 18.

At approximately 4:17 a.m. June 18, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies and Westside, Tennessee Colony, Tucker and Montalba Volunteer fire departments responded to a report of a structure fire in the 500 block of ACR 2901 in Tennessee Colony.

“Upon the volunteer fire departments gaining control of the fire they discovered two bodies within the burned structure,” ACSO Chief Deputy Troy Black said in a ACSO press release.

On Tuesday, June 20, the male victim was identified as the home’s resident Casey Lee Williamson, 41, according to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor. The female victim has not been positively identified.

Autopsies were ordered by Justice of Peace Pct. 2 Carl Davis and were performed Tuesday  in Tyler with results pending.

The state fire marshal’s office and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators are still actively investigating this case.