Fire that destroyed large house in East Knoxville ruled arson

UPDATE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville firefighters say the blaze that destroyed an East Knoxville home was arson.

A spokesman says there was no electricity in the two-story, subdivided home, and no legal residents were supposed to be living there, but a witness told investigators that they had noticed a woman coming and going from the home recently.

Exactly what was used to start the fire is still unknown.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The cause of a fire that destroyed an East Knoxville house early Tuesday morning is under investigation.

Knoxville Firefighters responded to the home on Parkview Avenue just before 5:15 a.m.

Investigators say the sub-divided house was more than half involved when crews arrived on the scene.

Firefighters had the fire under control by about 7:00, but the home was gutted.

No one was injured.

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