Fire crews in Knoxville responded to reports of a house fire early Tuesday morning.
Rural Metro Fire Department are responding to a house fire at 4709 Tazewell Pike in Knoxville. According to a tweet from the department’s Twitter account, a second-floor apartment at the Cottages is filled with smoke and all occupants have been evacuated.
Rural Metro Fire is responding to a structure fire at 4709 Tazewell Pike at the Cottages. 2nd floor apartment filled with smoke, occupants have been evacuated. Please avoid the area so our folks can work.— Rural Metro Fire TN (@rmfireknox) August 14, 2018
Rural Metro Fire officials say crews discovered the fire started in a flower bed outside the front door and progressed up the exterior wall. Only minor damage was inflicted to the structure with no damages to the inside.