Suspicious House Fire

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.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 6859562 - local8now.com/a?a=6859562