No one home when East Knoxville house catches fire

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – No one was home when a house caught fire Wednesday evening in East Knoxville.

The fire was reported on Lansing Avenue around 8 p.m. Firefighters found heavy flames coming from the front porch, inside the front door and two bedrooms upstairs.

Fire crews put out the flames and searched for possible victims, but found none. Officials say people were living in the house at the time.

The fire is being investigated by the Knoxville Fire Department’s arson division.

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