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SMITH COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - A 61-year-old man died overnight when a fire engulfed a home on Stone Branch Road in Smith County.

According to Smith County Fire, multiple departments responded around 6:30 p.m. to the log cabin-style home. The fire was so large the entire house burned to the ground.

The victim, Phillip Evitts, was inside at the time. Evitts was a retired manager of Smith Farms Cooperative in the county. Evitts' wife is a nurse and was at work at the time of the fire.

Phillip Evitts' body was recovered just after midnight Tuesday. Investigators are still working to determine a cause of the fire. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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