Man and child dead after fire near Mechanicsville

The fire happened early Monday morning in North Knoxville.
The fire happened early Monday morning in North Knoxville.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 4:15 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 12:07 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two people have died after a fire near Mechanicsville, Knoxville Fire Department officials said. KFD crews put out flames at a home on Mississippi Avenue early Monday morning.

Crews responded to the North Knoxville home just before 3:30 a.m. to a call of two people possibly trapped inside. They were able to put the flames out and sent a child, 3-years-old, and adult, 67-years-old, to local hospitals. At the time, they were in serious condition. A later update from KFD said the two died of their injuries.

“The Knoxville Fire Department is saddened to learn that both have succumbed to their injuries as a result of this morning’s fire. Our prayers and condolences are with the family during this difficult time,” officials said.

Knoxville Fire said the home has heavy fire damage to the front. The American Red Cross is helping the family member who was not home at the time of the fire, according to fire officials.

Knoxville Fire Investigators are on the scene, working to determine the cause of the fire.