Body found after store fire in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) -- Firefighters who extinguished a fire at a Cleveland convenience store also discovered a burned body inside it.

Lt. Donnie Sullivan, a fire and arson investigator with the Cleveland Fire Department, said the flames were controlled shortly before 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday and firefighters then discovered the remains, according to the Cleveland Daily Banner.

Police said the damage was such that investigators couldn't immediately determine the gender of the person.

The fire was at a BP convenience store which authorities said closed at midnight and was scheduled to open again at 6 a.m.

It was not immediately determined whether foul play was involved.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 128687663 -
Gray Television, Inc.