NEW DETAILS: One Person Killed In Anderson County Trailer Fire

Medford, Anderson County (WVLT) - The Anderson County Sheriff's Department has identified the man killed in an early morning fire Tuesday.

When firefighters from Medford, Marlow, and Claxton Fire Department reached the scene around 3:30 a.m., the mobile home was engulfed in flames.

It was located on Belmont Lane off Carroll Hollow Road in the Carroll Hollow Trailer Park.

Anderson County deputies say attempts to rescue a disabled, wheelchair bound man trapped inside, were unsuccessful.

Kenneth Kyle Collins, 36, of Clinton, died in the fire.

A neighbor was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The preliminary investigation shows the fire may have been accidental.

"Right now, the state bomb and arson investigator is here on the scene," said Claxton Fire Fighter Richard Pollard. "Since there is a fatality, we always call the state in."


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  • by RHONDA CARROLL Location: ANDERSON COUNTY on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:52 PM
    I WAS JUST WONDERING IF WE SET IT UP WITH THE FUNERAL FOR DONATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE SENT TO THE FUNERAL HOME WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO RUN IT ON THE NEWS? I HAVE LOOKED FOR IT LAST NIGHT AND I LOOKED FOR IT TODAY AND YOU HAVENT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS WHY? (THIS FOR KENNETH "KENNY" COLLINS) (HATMAKER FUNERAL IN LAKE CITY)
  • by rhonda carroll Location: anderson county on Oct 23, 2007 at 10:18 AM
    about the trailer fire in medford community: the man killed is kenneth collins(kenny) its a very tragic and sudden death the sister kelly collins is going to need help with the funeral expenses kelly is also disabled and has 2 small children and it is going to be very difficult for her to have such a resposibility to have to deal with,is there anyway someone could help?????

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