KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A resident is being treated for a medical issue after a fire destroyed their home in Halls this afternoon. A dog was killed in the fire, according to Rural Metro.
Firefighters responded to a call about the fire around 10:15 a.m. on Thursday. The modular home on Rothmoor Drive in Halls was over half engulfed by flames when crews arrived on scene, according to a tweet from Rural Metro Fire.
While no one was injured in the fire, one of the property owners had to be transported to the hospital for a medical issue, a spokesman for Rural Metro said.
The identity of the homeowner has not been released.
The fire department said that the cause of the fire is under investigation
The fire department said in their initial announcement that both Rothmoor Drive and Mynatt Road were blocked with fire equipment.
Rural Metro asks people to remember that not only is it illegal to drive over firehoses, this action can endanger the lives of firefighters and damage the equipment. Rural Metro also added that everyone should use extreme caution with heating sources during the coming extreme cold spell.
A map view of the area shows Thomas Hall Cemetery nearby, and the community of homes on Rothmoor and the surrounding streets sits between the Murphy Hills and Greenwood Forrest communities.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with new information.