Update Monday 10:02 a.m.
A 64-year-old Knoxville man is dead following a fire in his Coker Ave. home.
A KFD spokesman said in a press release that firefighters pulled William L. Thompson from his smoked-filled house when they arrived Sunday. He was unconscious.
Thompson was taken to UT Medical Center.
The fire department believes an electrical problem near or around the refrigerator caused the fire.A man was sent to UT Medical Center after firefighters pulled him from a burning house.
Shortly after four Sunday afternoon, a neighbor and at least one driver reported that smoke was coming from a residence at 1508 Coker Avenue in North Knoxville.
Before firefighters arrived on scene, a good Samaritan tried to rescue the elderly man who was inside the burning house. The heavy smoke forced the neighbor out of the residence, but firefighters managed to pull the 60-year-old man from the home.
The man was transported to the hospital and his condition remains unknown at this time.
Investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire. Firefighters said they found no smoke detectors inside the residence.