Man sent to hospital after Blount County mobile home fire

Man sent to hospital after Blount County mobile home catches fire

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The blaze started around 9:20 a.m. on the 600 block of Kian Court. The blaze started around 9:20 a.m. on the 600 block of Kian Court.
A family of six awoke to the sound of the fire alarm and were able to get out of the home. A family of six awoke to the sound of the fire alarm and were able to get out of the home.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

MARYVILLE (WATE) - A man was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a mobile home caught on fire Sunday morning, according to the Blount County Fire Protection District.

The blaze started around 9:20 a.m. on the 600 block of Kian Court in Maryville.

Fire crews say the home was fully involved when they arrived, with flames shooting through the roof.

All six family members, including four young children, made it out, but the father was sent to Blount Memorial Hospital with smoke inhalation.

"They all were able to get out. I'm so thankful because she had two even younger one that's four and five years old. Very thankful. The good Lord watched over them," said Judy Thompson of Knoxville, the grandmother of the children.

The home has extensive damage, mostly in the living room, where officials believe the fire started.

A smoke alarm woke the family up.

Firefighters says every home should have several working smoke alarms.

"You're not going to wake up in the case of a fire. Smoke has a tendency to put you deeper to sleep. You need something to alarm you and let you know it's there," said Captain Tim Ogle of the Blount County Fire Protection District.

The Blount County Fire Protection District will come out to your house for free to inspect your smoke alarms or install new ones.

Contact the Blount County Fire Protection District at (865) 983-2133 for more information.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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