Woman sought for Knoxville house fire that injured 2

Woman sought for Knoxville house fire that injured 2

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When firefighters arrived at the home at 2260 Western Avenue the found it engulfed in flames. When firefighters arrived at the home at 2260 Western Avenue the found it engulfed in flames.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Officials are looking for a woman suspected of setting a fire at an abandoned house in Northwest Knoxville early Monday morning. It left two vagrants with second degree burns.

When firefighters arrived at the home at 2260 Western Avenue at 1:24 a.m., they found it engulfed in flames.

Two men in their early 40s were apparently sleeping in the home without the owner's knowledge. They said they were victimized by a third person, setting the house on fire.

The pair left the burning home on foot before firefighters arrived and admitted themselves to the Ft. Sanders Hospital emergency room a few hours later with second degree burns to their faces and hands.

Fire department spokesman Capt. D.J. Corcoran said fire victims often don't realize the extent of their burn injuries due to shock and trauma. As the body's adrenaline starts to wear off, the victims find the pain unbearable.

Arson investigators are looking for Telisa Jean Lane, 24, on charges of aggravated arson, criminal trespassing and felony vandalism.

If you have any information on Lane's whereabouts, call 865-637-1386. Callers can remain anonymous.

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