South Knoxville man forced from home, pet killed in house fire

South Knoxville man forced from home, pet killed in house fire

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The home in the 5400 block of Magazine Road was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got there after 6:30 p.m. The home in the 5400 block of Magazine Road was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got there after 6:30 p.m.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A kerosene lamp could be to blame for a fire that destroyed a South Knoxville home Monday night and killed the homeowner's dog.

The home in the 5400 block of Magazine Road was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got there after 6:30 p.m.

Officials say the man who lives there was at the store when it started. He was reportedly living there without electricity and told firefighters a kerosene lamp may have caused the fire.

Firefighters found the man's dead poodle among the rubble.

The Red Cross helped the homeowner find a place to stay.

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