Fatal fire takes the life of Butler woman

Published 5:05 pm Friday, December 10, 2021

A Butler woman died in a mobile home fire on Dec. 9.

The fire took place at 166 Atley Brown Road, and the victim was identified as Jacqueline Farthing.

According to information from the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy C. Locklear responded to a 911 call at about 8:35 a.m. and found the mobile home fully engulfed in flames with fire personnel actively attempting to control the fire.

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The emergency call had been made by a resident who noticed smoke “coming from across the mountain,” the release said.

Farthing’s son, who was not on scene at the time of the fire, told officials the fire was caused by a wood stove, the release said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Carter County Criminal Investigations Division, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, and the Carter County Coroner. An autopsy of Farthing is pending as well.