Fire crews rescue man from North Knoxville fire

Fire crews rescue a man from 433 East Quincy Ave.
Fire crews rescue a man from 433 East Quincy Ave.(WVLT)
Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 6:22 AM EST
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Just after 4:00 a.m. Monday crews from Knoxville Fire Department were called to 433 E. Quincy Ave. in North Knoxville for a report of a house fire.

Neighbors were woken by the glow of the flames showing through their window and called 911 to report the fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found a large amount of fire engulfing the front of the home and already burning through the roof covering the front porch of the single-story home.

Fire crews also received word that there was a victim inside. Responders quickly crawled through the heat and smoke, finding the owner of the home lying unconscious in the hallway, overcome by smoke.

An elderly man was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is being treated in the burn unit. Officials did not release any additional information on his condition Tuesday.

An investigation into the cause of the fire remained ongoing. No other injuries were reported.

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