Two killed in Sunday mobile home fire

May 31, 2021

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Two unidentified individuals died Saturday in a mobile home fire in Cherokee County, and their remains have been sent to Forensic Medical Management of Tyler for an autopsy.

According to Sheriff Brent Dickson, names have not yet been released, pending notification of family. No foul play is suspected at this time,

On Sunday, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received report of a structure fire on County Road 3102 in Jacksonville, with a caller notifying emergency responders that two people were inside. Upon their arrival, responders discovered the structure fully engulfed in flames.

Units from Jacksonville Fire Department and Earle’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Judge Tony Johnson conducted an on-scene inquest.

Dickson said the ATF and State Fire Marshal's Office were brought in for body recovery and further investigation of the fire.