Knox County Rural Metro responds to house fire in Strawberry Plains

Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 9:27 AM EST
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Knox County Rural Metro responded to a house fire in Strawberry Plains Thursday morning.

Officials say Rural Metro worked with the Knoxville Fire Department at 803 Union School Road.

TDOT and motorists on Interstate 40 reported smoke in the area of I-40 East near the Strawberry Plains exit at around 8:50 a.m.

Initial engine crews reported heavy smoke and no flames upon their arrival. Neighbors reported two families lived in the house, but were unsure of their whereabouts. Later, the occupants were found safe and accounted for.

Water supply was a challenge as water had to be shuttled in from a hydrant one mile away.

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