January 19, 2023

7-Year-Old Killed In Newton County Fire

Morgan Howard

According to WTOK, Sheriff Joedy Pennington said that a fire on Lawrence Conehatta Rd claimed the life of a 7-year-old girl early Wednesday morning.

The call for the fire came in around 3:55 a.m. Newton County Emergency Management, Conehatta Volunteer Fire Department, Gibbstown-Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department, Hickory Volunteer Fire Department and Newton Fire Department all responded to the scene.

Sheriff Pennington told WTOK he didn’t know how many people were in the home when the fire started. He said that everyone but the 7-year-old made it out alive.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Newton County Fire Investigator and the State Fire Marshal are still investigating.

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