Burning trash leads to fire that destroyed Knox County home

Burning trash leads to fire that destroyed Knox County home

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The house and at least one vehicle were destroyed in the fire. The house and at least one vehicle were destroyed in the fire.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A South Knox County home was destroyed Wednesday afternoon in a fire.

The Knoxville Fire Department was called to the home on Mikels Lane around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say the homeowner was burning trash and thought the fire was out when he left to go to the store.

Fire officials believe the wind may have blown some embers onto the home.

The house and at least one vehicle were destroyed in the fire. No one was injured.

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