No injuries reported in major West Knox County house fire


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knox County Rural Metro Fire Department extinguished a large house fire early Wednesday, but not before the home suffered major damage.

Fire crews were called to a house fire at 827 Virtue Road in West Knox County around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. When crews arrived they found heavy fire from the front of the house spreading rapidly.

Occupants heard noises in the garage and thought someone was breaking in, only to find a fire in the garage.

The home suffered major damage. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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