7 puppies killed in North Knoxville house fire

(Knoxville Fire Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A fire is under investigation by the Knoxville Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at 171 Chickaumauaga Avenue. When fire crews arrived they found heavy flames and smoke coming from the front porch of the house.

A woman who lived at the house was able to make it out safely, but neighbors said there was a litter of puppies in the home. Knoxville Fire Department said the puppies were in the back of the home and overcome by smoke and heat. The woman said there were a total of ten dogs inside the house.

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