9 residents affected by North Knoxville house fire

9 residents affected by North Knoxville house fire

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KFD said the fire took about 35 minutes to get under control. (source: Knoxville Fire Department) KFD said the fire took about 35 minutes to get under control. (source: Knoxville Fire Department)
Firefighters working from the back yard of the home. (source: Knoxville Fire Department) Firefighters working from the back yard of the home. (source: Knoxville Fire Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knoxville Fire Department responded to a duplex house fire on the 1100 block of Cornelia Street Saturday morning. Only one of the nine residents in the home needed medical attention.

Once firefighters arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke coming from the structure, flames shooting several feet out of a rear door and fire extending into the attic, according to a KFD press release.

Nine people in total were living in the house. Three adults and three children were in the front apartment, and two adults and one child were living in the rear apartment where the fire was first spotted by neighbors around 9 a.m.

An adult male living in the rear apartment was transported to Tennova Healthcare for observation due to chest pains.

The American Red Cross helped the families safely evacuate the house.

Arson investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.

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