Laundry room inside UT Veterinarian Hospital catches fire


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Crews controlled a fire inside the University of Tennessee Veterinarian Hospital Wednesday morning.

The Knoxville Fire Department responded to the call around 3:16 a.m. Smoke was coming from the locked building at 2408 River Drive. The fire was inside the first floor laundry room.

Crews were able to contain the fire around 3:44 a.m. According to the report, there was smoke damage throughout the building.

Veterinarian students evacuated some of the animals that were in other parts of the building. No injuries were reported and the animals are safe.

There is no information on what caused the fire.

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