KNOXVILLE (WATE) – An East Tennessee man was sent to the hospital after an early morning house fire in East Knoxville.
The Knoxville Fire Department arrived at 3509 Argyle Drive around 4:30 a.m.
“My mom had stepped outside and she was just panicking and was like the house is on fire,” Nivia Waterson said, adding she didn’t know if the family who lived there, including two adults and one child, made it out safely.
Fire chief D.J. Corcoran says the 46-year-old resident was outside of the home when crews arrived. He suffered non-life threatening burns to his body and was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. No one else was reported injured.
“Everybody around here is basically family so it’s a big relief to know that he is ok and his father is ok and the whole family is okay,” said DaRon Waterson.
His name has not been released at this time.
A defensive attack on the fire was ordered because of the large volume of fire, according to officials.
Investigators are still on the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
WATE 6 On Your Side crews are also on the scene. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Update from KFD: Argyle Dr house fire started about 4:30 this morning. One man was inside and made it out safe. More details on WATE 6 On Your Side.
Posted by WATE Kayla Strayer on Tuesday, March 31, 2015