East Knox County (WVLT) - The Knox County Sheriff Department's Arson Taskforce is now investigating an overnight house fire.
Rural Metro fire crews arrived to find flames shooting out of the roof of the home on Strawberry Plains pike at about 11 o'clock last night.
Crews say house has heavy damage and the second floor is almost completely destroyed.
Matt Haralson with Rural Metro says the cause of the fire is under investigation because house had been abandoned.
"Apparently, there were reports of someone living inside. When the owners learned of this, they ordered the occupant out of the house but the house has no power and no water as far as we know," Haralson says.
No one was hurt.
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