Sevierville Fire responds to same house fire hours apart due to rekindling

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Crews responded to a house fire Thursday afternoon that later rekindled and prompted their return to the scene along Oak Haven Court off Old Knoxville Highway overnight Friday.

According to the City of Sevierville, fire crews responded to the house fire on Old Knoxville Highway at Oak Haven just after 1 p.m. Thursday. All on-duty staff received assistance from fire crews from Northview/Kodak, Pigeon Forge, Sevier County, and Seymour. Sevier County EMS and Sevierville Police Department also responded.

One person was at the home but was not injured. No firefighter injuries were reported, either.

The road was shut down to through traffic while firefighters worked the scene. The road remained closed and officers redirected traffic through the afternoon-evening hours.

Crews were back at the home early Friday morning at 2:34 a.m. and again at 8:27 a.m. where city officials say the fire continues to smolder beneath some of the unstable rubble.

Sevierville Fire crews will be keeping an eye on the structure over the days ahead and the investigation for cause and origin of the fire is ongoing. Sevierville Fire Department Chief Matt Henderson noted that the fire was very taxing due to the heat conditions yesterday and instability of the structure.

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

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