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Family displaced, pets killed in North Knoxville house fire

The homeowner told officials she smelled something electrical burning then called 911.
Source: (City of Knoxville)
Source: (City of Knoxville)(WVLT)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 11:43 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:54 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at a North Knoxville home Friday.

Crews responded to the scene on the 2500 block of Buffat Mill Rd. around 7:47 a.m. after a woman reported her home was on fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found all residents safely outside of the burning home.

The homeowner told officials she smelled something electrical burning then called 911. KFD crews discovered heavy flames in the front bedroom, but have not yet determined the official cause of the fire.

According to an alert from the Knoxville Fire Association, the four residents of the home were displaced and their two pets were killed in the fire.

The victims will receive temporary housing from the American Red Cross.

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