Large Knox County home burns while owners are out of town

Large Knox County home burns while owners are out of town

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The fire started around 12:30 at 10817 Westland Drive in West Knox County. The fire started around 12:30 at 10817 Westland Drive in West Knox County.
The fire rekindled around 6:30 a.m. The homeowners were reportedly out of town. The fire rekindled around 6:30 a.m. The homeowners were reportedly out of town.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A large home in West Knox County went up in flames early Tuesday morning while its owners were out of town.

Firefighters found flames shooting through the roof of a home at 10817 Westland Drive around 12:30 a.m. Crews say 50 percent of the home was on fire.

Crews were able to put the fire out a short time later, but they were forced to return to the scene around 6:30 a.m. when neighbors reported the fire had rekindled.

Neighbors say the homeowner was out of town at the time of the fire.

No one was injured. The cause is under investigation.

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