Toddler Dies in Blount County Fire

Contact: Ragan Ingram, Assistant Commissioner


A 2-year-old boy died in a Tuesday night fire in Blountsville.

Rene Rutha Jr., who was just two weeks shy of his third birthday, died in the fure. Mia Raymond, 23, Nathasha Raymond, 15, and Dalton Raymond, 4, were also injured. Nathaha Raymond received second and third degree burns.

The fire originiated at an LP gas heater.