87-Year-Old Jamestown Resident Dies Monday in Mobile Home Fire

An 87-year-old Jamestown man, identified as Homer Bolton, sustained fatal injuries early Monday morning in a fire at his mobile home on Terry Avenue.

An 87-year-old Jamestown man, identified as Homer Bolton, sustained fatal injuries early Monday morning in a fire at his mobile home on Terry Avenue.

For the second time in less than three weeks, a tragic house fire has taken the life of a Fentress County resident.

Early Monday morning, January 18, an 87-year-old Terry Avenue resident sustained fatal injuries when a fire of undetermined origin engulfed a portion of his mobile home, located about a half block off Highway 127 South in Jamestown.

According to reports, Jamestown Police Chief Ken Hancock and Detective Jeff Hancock, along with Unit 1 of the Fentress County Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of the fire, where they found the northern portion of the mobile home engulfed in flames.

Fire Units 2 and 8 also responded to the call, and quickly extinguished the fire, after which the authorities entered the structure and found the body of the lone occupant of the mobile home, identified as Mr. Homer Bolton.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.