23 displaced by South Knoxville apartment fire

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A fire in South Knoxville has damaged an apartment building.

The fire was reported at around noon at Stonewall II Apartments on Chapman Highway near Stone Road. Firefighters laid lines across Chapman Highway, blocking the road for several hours.

Firefighters said there were 14 apartments units in the complex and all of the units were damaged. Twenty-three people were displaced by the fire. There were no injuries.

The fire started in the middle of the complex, according to the fire department. There was a partial collapse of the building, which firefighters said forced them back.

Arson investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started. The fire department said the building was being remodeled, but tenants were still living in the apartments during construction. They are not sure if the construction was the cause of the fire.

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