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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