Multiple agencies investigating possible Savannah fire fatality

UPDATE– The TBI confirms that the burned remains of an unknown individual were discovered in the charred remnants of the barn at 290 Cherry St. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Shelby County for an autopsy.

June 2– Local and state authorities this afternoon are investigating what appears to possibly be a fatal fire scene in Savannah.

Savannah Fire Chief Steve Hudson said a barn on Cherry Street burned around 12:45 a.m. today.

Cherry Street in the vicinity of the incident has been blocked to traffic. The barn was in a wooded area next to a Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative substation and was a known hangout for homeless people.

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