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Officials Continue To Investigate Suspicious House Fires

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. - Investigators were back on the scene of a property in Humphreys County where three people were found dead after two homes went up in flames.

Officials from the Humphreys County Sheriff's Department said they recovered new evidence they hope will shed light on what happened at the White Oak Creek residence, the home of Elaine, Carl and Wade Hewitt.

Fire crews were first called out to the two properties around 5:30 Wednesday morning. When officials arrived on the scene, they found both homes fully engulfed in flames. Three bodies were found inside the one of the burned homes.

Investigators have not ruled out foul play as the cause of the fire, but said they don't believe a suspect is at large.

"At this time, we do not believe we are looking for another party, but we do have some information that we're tracking down and we are treating this with an open mind until we can draw our final conclusion, but I do not feel at this time there is another party outside that we're looking for," said Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis. 

Autopsies on the bodies were underway Thursday. Although the victim's identities have not been confirmed, the sheriff says he has no reason to believe the three are not those who live in the home.

Extra counselors were on hand at Erin Elementary, where Elaine Hewitt is the principal. 

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