UPDATE: 60 people left homeless after Early morning apartment fire in West Knoxville

Knoxville (WVLT) - Knoxville Fire Department investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire that left 60 residents of a West Knoxville apartment complex homeless.

Captain Brent Seymour with the Knoxville Fire Department says the fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. at the Liberty Manor Apartments located at 1800 Liberty Street.

Seymour says all 24 units in the three story complex were occupied, and all are heavily damaged.

According to Seymour, the third floor apartments received heavy fire damage, and the first and second floors received heavy smoke and water damage.

Seymour says fire marshals are investigating "life saving code violations".

The Knoxville Red Cross along with KFD's Chaplin's unit are working to find residents a place to stay until they can find a new home.

No one was injured in the fire.

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  • by theadvocate06 Location: corruptville on Mar 1, 2008 at 03:09 AM
    Good Job by KPD? maybe the firefighters, but I can tell you right now, that building was WELL known to have code violations, just like MANY others that recieve HUD funding and housing assistance. How many times have you seen on news about flooding, fire or poor living conditions in these old ramshackled places they rent out? Now if these renters have housing vouchers, that means the housing authority inspectors, inspected these apts. They are required by law and grant funding. Once a year, do you mean to tell me they didnt notice, thats on their inspection checklists. Or once again did they just not do the inspections? I hope the media digs a bit more into this story. That fire, like many others, could have been prevented if certain ppl performed their jobs.
  • by Abby Location: Knoxville, TN on Feb 29, 2008 at 02:17 AM
    Could I please be emailed what donations and where we can bring them for the residents. I can be reached via email Abbyd4me@yahoo.com or by phone at 865-951-3075. They are in our prayers. Thanks, Abby Mixon
  • by Phil Location: K-TOWN on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:06 PM
    Good Job by KFD !


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