Three dead in Piney Flats house fire

From Staff Reports
Three generations of a Sullivan County family died when a fire swept through their farmhouse in Piney Flats early Friday morning.
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reported Nellie Weaver, 78, her daughter, Nancy Wortham, 42, and Wortham's daughter, Betsy Dawn Wortham, 14, died when a fire destroyed the farm house at 580 Allison Road where they were staying.
The sheriff's office reported the county's 911 office received an emergency call at approximately 5:42 a.m. Friday regarding a possible house fire on Allison Road. Police reported finding the bodies of the three victims in the residence when they arrived. The Piney Flats, Avoka, and Bluff City volunteer fire departments responded and extinguished the fire. Black smoke was still visible from the residence into mid-morning Friday.
The cause and origin of the fire was still under investigation as of Saturday.