Disaster avoided; neighbor’s quick call to 911 saves house from further fire damage

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Rural Metro Fire responded to a house fire just after 10 p.m. on Friday.

The fire was at a home on the 4600 block of Tahoe Lane.

The homeowner was out of town and received an alert from his Ring system; he then called his neighbor to go check it out. When he saw the fire, the neighbor immediately called 911.

Crews were able to respond quickly enough to extinguish the fire before serious damage was done to the house.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and there were no reported injuries.

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