Small explosion heard by neighbors before house fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) --A house fire on Cecil Johnson road is being called suspicious. Fire officials say they got the call around 1am Wednesday morning.

The neighbors say they heard a small explosion and quickly called 911.
It turned out to be a small fire in the bedroom.

No word on what started the fire. No one has been living in the home for a few weeks.

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