Fire crews respond to East Knoxville fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Fire crews worked a business fire in East Knoxville early Monday morning.

Dispatch confirms that the call for the fire went out around 3:43 a.m. on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.

According to a release from the Knoxville Fire Department, crews arrived to find smoke and flames near 2531 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.

KFD says firefighters advanced attack lines, but were unable to gain full access to the flames from inside. The incident commander at the front of the building ordered an aerial stream; by this time, the flames had breached the roof and a crack had appeared in the exterior brick on the back of the building. KFD called for a second elevated stream, and by 4:40 a.m. crews were able to enter the building and put out flames and hot spots inside.

Fire investigators are working to learn the cause of the fire. No one was injured. Stay tuned to Local 8 News and for further updates on this developing story.