FARRAGUT, Tenn. (WATE) – Crews with Rural Metro Fire responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 500 block of Lost Tree Lane.
The fire was at the Fox Den Village, which is a residential complex of town homes and apartments.
Fire officials said they were called to the complex around 2:45 p.m.
When crews first arrived, they saw heavy fire coming from the back of a 12-unit condo building, mainly affecting two units.
Fire officials told WATE 6 On Your Side that several units of the town homes had to be evacuated: Four residents in the two heavily affected units, several other people in adjacent units and multiple animals.
No one was reportedly injured.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the two units, but several others were damaged by smoke.
Firefighters believed the fire started on the outside of the building, but investigators have to officially determine where it started and what caused the flames.
Fire officials said they had to act quickly and precisely to fight the blaze because the building was older and didn’t have a fire partition between the units.
Officials urged people to call 911 before attempting to extinguish a fire on their own. They said fires can double in size very quickly, so firefighters need to be on scene as soon as possible to prevent the flames from spreading.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more and will update with additional details.