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Family escapes early morning Gibbs house fire

Firefighters were called to the home in the 8400 block of Tazwell Pike in the Gibbs Community just after midnight Friday morning.
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 7:06 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Rural Metro Fire Department says a Gibbs family escaped a fire at their home early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 8400 block of Tazwell Pike in the Gibbs Community just after midnight Friday morning.

Crews said when they arrived they found heavy fire coming from the front of the house extending into the attic and roof, and the family was safe in the front yard.

Firefighters worked to limit the spread of the fire, but the home still suffered heavy damage.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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