LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities have identified a 56-year-old woman who died after suffering severe burns earlier this week in a Lawrenceburg apartment fire.
Firefighters with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department responded around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday to a fire at Pine Bluff Apartments on Bluff Drive.
When firefighters arrived, they said they located a two-story, eight-unit apartment complex with heavy fire in one of the lower units. The fire was reportedly contained to the unit where it originated.
According to the Lawrenceburg Fire Department, Sherill Dee Brown was found with burn injuries. She was transported to Vanderbilt Burn Center for treatment, where investigators said she later died.
Authorities said the fire appeared to be accidental in nature, but the official cause, as well as the cause of death, were being withheld pending release of findings by the Medical Examiner’s Office.