Woman killed in East Knox County house fire identified

Woman killed in East Knox County house fire identified

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Smoke pours out of the Hammer Road home. Smoke pours out of the Hammer Road home.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the woman who was killed last week in a house fire.

Maria Priscilla Jovel Chicas, 36, was killed Friday when fire broke out in her home on Hammer Road.

Off-duty firefighters with Rural/Metro responded quickly to the home and were able to remove Jovel Chicas' body, but she died later at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

An autopsy report, released Monday, revealed that she died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of that fire is still under investigation.

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