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Firefighters pull man from burning apartment

Knoxville (WVLT) - One person is recovering this morning after being pulled from a burning apartment.

Just after 2:00 this morning, neighbors called 911 and told them a garage was on fire on Dodson Road in East Knoxville, then woke the homeowners up and told them about the fire.

Firefighters say flames were coming out of the windows of an apartment above the garage when they arrived, but that wasn't their main concern.

"Someone told them there was a victim in there, so they immediately went in purposefully for a search, and they found that victim almost immediately", said Anthony Grande, Assistant Chief with The Knoxville Fire Department.

Firefighters say the man was taken to Saint Mary's Hospital, his name and condition are not being released at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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