East Knoxville house catches fire

No one home when fire broke out

(source: Knoxville Fire Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville firefighters say no one was home when a fire started at a home in East Knoxville Saturday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 4:05 p.m. on Ivy Avenue. Firefighters forced their way into the home and found flames in the front bedroom. No victims were found inside the house.

Crews were able to contain the fire to that bedroom. The tenant was not home at the time. That person will receive some assistance from the Red Cross.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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