Woman sustains burns after South Knoxville house fire

Woman sustains burns after South Knoxville house fire

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When firefighters arrived on the scene, the one story block house had flames shooting through a front bedroom window. (source: Knoxville Fire Department) When firefighters arrived on the scene, the one story block house had flames shooting through a front bedroom window. (source: Knoxville Fire Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A woman received minor burns after a South Knoxville house caught on fire, according to the Knoxville Fire Department.

It happened just before 7 a.m. Sunday on the 2300 block of Sam Houston Street.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the one story block house had flames shooting through a front bedroom window.

The two adult occupants had already exited the structure and confirmed no one else was inside.

Crews extinguished the blaze quickly and contained fire damage to the front bedroom, with heat and smoke damage throughout the home.

Residents said the fire broke out near an oxygen fed sleeping aid in the bedroom where the woman was sleeping.

Although the woman sustained minor burns to her chest and leg, she refused transport from the medical crew on scene.

The American Red Cross will assist the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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