Fire Forces Evacuations At West Knoxville Apartment Complex

Knoxville (WVLT) - The Thanksgiving holiday is starting out a bit on the chaotic side for about a dozen people living in a West Knoxville apartment complex.

About 4:30 this morning, the Knoxville Fire Department was called to the Avilon West apartment complex where one of the residents heard the fire alarm from the apartment below and felt the floor below them heating up.

When firefighters got into the apartment, they found a large fire that started in the kitchen and quickly brought it under control.

All evacuated residents will be allowed to return to their apartments, the owner of the apartment where the fire started was not home at the time.

No one was injured in the fire, the cause is still under investigation.


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