Heater Likely Started West Knox Blaze

Knoxville (WVLT) - Investigators believe a heating source is the likely cause of a house fire this morning in West Knox County.

Neighbors noticing flames shooting from the roof of the Farrington Drive home, called it in.

Rural/Metro firefighters responding to the call arrived to see flames covering most of the second floor and attic.

"You know, when you have a one thousand to 1200 degree fire throughout about one thousand square feet of attic, it's gonna progress pretty rapidly throughout the structure and it takes a lot of water to know that kind of fire down," Jeff Devlin, Rural/Metro.

Three people living at the home were not there when the fire started.

The Red Cross is assisting them.


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