KFD responds to reported structure fire at Knoxville apartment building

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Emergency crews responded to a reported structure fire at a Knoxville apartment building Thursday night that left some residents displaced.

According to Knoxville Fire’s Capt. D.J. Corcoran, at 11:21 p.m. this evening, units from the Knoxville Fire Department responded to Meadowood Apartments, 2323 Wilson Road, for report of a fire. When firefighters arrived they found smoke coming from building ‘K.’ Two of the apartments, No. 35 and No. 36, in this building were damaged by fire, residents had safely self evacuated prior to fire crews arrival.

Firefighters had the fire under control within the first 20 minutes. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

The American Red Cross will assist displaced victims with temporary quarters, Corcoran said, until a more permanent solution can be achieved.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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