Rural Metro Fire battles West Knoxville house fire

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Rural Metro Fire responded to a house fire around 11:30 Saturday morning in the 900 block of Sierra Vista Lane in West Knoxville.

The calls indicated the fire was in the chimney. When crews arrived on scene, they said the fire on the back of the house was moving to the attic.

One of the people living in the home said there was a fire in the fire place before they noticed smoke in the house.

Rural Metro Fire said both people in the house were able to evacuate safely, as well as the family pets. No injuries were reported.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.