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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
"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.
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.