East Knox County home destroyed by fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A home in east Knox County sustained significant damage after a fire on Wednesday morning.

Rural/Metro  said they were called to a mobile home on Smith School Road around 9:30 a.m. Crews found heavy flames on one side of the home and shooting through the roof.

Crews say water supply was the biggest challenge as the nearest hydrant was two miles away.

Everyone inside the home had made it out safely.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the homeowner said he was using a propane heater at the time and believes it was the cause.


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