One Person Killed In Early Morning Apartment Fire

Maryville, Blount County (WVLT) - One person is dead after an apartment fire in Maryville.

The Maryville Fire Chief tells Volunteer News just after 2:30 this morning, they received a call from neighbors who told them they saw smoke and fire coming from the apartment.

When firefighters arrived, the apartment was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were told someone was still inside the apartment and tried to go in and save the victim, but it was too late.

Eight residents were relocated as a safety precaution.

The state Fire Marshall has been called in to help figure out what started the fire.

Volunteer TN News has a crew on the scene and will have updates throughout the day.