Last Updated on May 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Statement from Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman:
On Thursday May 23rd, 2019 Units were dispatched to 1694 Flat Top Road at 2:43pm in reference to a residential structure fire. Upon arriving on scene units found smoke and flames coming from the structure.
While fire suppression efforts were underway, units on scene also located a deceased male on the property outside the residence. The deceased male was identified as Dennis Charles Coffey a 63 year old male and the owner of the residence at 1694 Flat Top Road.
Investigation into the fire has concluded and indications show that the fire was intentionally set.
Blowing Rock Fire Department, Boone Fire Department,Foscoe Fire Department, Watauga County Fire Marshal’s Office, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, Watauga Rescue, Watauga Medics, and the Blowing Rock Police Department responded to the scene.