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Officials identify person killed in Friendsville mobile home fire

Officials with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office have released the identity of the person killed in a Friendsville mobile home fire.

According to a release from the BCSO, 47-year-old Mildred Nichols was killed after a propane heater in her bedroom started a fire. The fire occurred on Dec. 20 on Hamil Road, the release said. Authorities are waiting on the results of Nichols’ autopsy to determine an exact cause of death.

Officials identify person killed in Friendsville mobile home fire

Another resident, Brandon Don Seaton, 36, was taken into custody on the scene and charged with public intoxication.