Firefighters respond to house fire in Seymour

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Firefighters responded to a house fire in Seymour on Yates  Road earlier Monday evening. 

The initial emergency call came in at five minutes before 6 p.m. (EST) and the first units arrived at the scene at  6:02 p.m. 

The fire was contained at 6:49 p.m.

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, Waldens Creek Fire Department and Sevier County Fire Department responded to the event and helped to contain the fire. 

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is working with the family to get them Red Cross aid. 

According to a neighbor, William Dunn, he helped the family escape the fire, running toward the fire was just “basic instinct.”

“I ran over there,” Dunn said. “I made sure everybody was out of the house. They was in there trying to get the dogs and stuff out. I just got all the kids. Tried to get off the porch.” 

Officials say the house may be a total loss. 

No injuries have yet been reported.

There is also no confirmed cause of the fire yet. 

WATE 6 On Your Side  will update this story as details become available. 

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