KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knoxville fire department reports three dogs died as a result of a fire at Fannon Animal Hospital on Clinton Highway.
When firefighters arrived on the scene they found heavy smoke coming from the hospital. They quickly gained entry and began battling the flames.
The business was not yet open and no people were present, but three dogs who were being cared for overnight were trapped inside.
South bound lanes of Clinton Highway were blocked just after 6 a.m. Saturday morning and are expected to remain blocked until 8 a.m.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.