Fire damages units at the Black Oak Apartment Complex

Knoxville (WVLT) - Eleven families have to find some place else to stay after a fire at their apartment complex.

It started just before 5:30 Wednesday evening at the Black Oak Apartment Complex on Oak Valley Drive in Knox County. Rural/Metro Lieutenant Jeff Devlin tells us two out of the 16 units in the complex were damaged by fire.

They had to shut off water and electricity to the building, so none of the residents can stay there as of Wednesday night. Inspectors will be on scene Thursday to inspect the building and make sure it's safe for residents to return.

The Red Cross tells us they are putting one family up in a motel, the other families all had a place to stay.

No one was hurt.


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