A spokesman for the Knoxville Fire Department says one resident of a duplex was taken to the hospital for chest pains following a fire Saturday morning in north Knoxville.
In a press release, Spokesman DJ Corcoran says one of the residents ran three blocks to the nearest fire station after attempts to extinguish the fire didn't work. Other residents also called 911.
Firefighters say they saw heavy smoke and flames coming out of the home when they arrived.
The duplex had two apartments. KFD says three adults and three children were living in the front apartment. Two adults and one child were living in the back apartment. One of the adults living in the back apartment was taken to the hospital for chest pains.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.
KFD crews worked a house fire on the 1100 block of Cornelia Street in north Knoxville Saturday morning.
According to Knox County Dispatchers, the fire started around 9:20 a.m.
At the time of the posting, there were no injuries. Although a 10News crew witnessed a cat being rescued from the blaze.
It is not clear whether anyone was at home at the time of the fire.
10News has a crew on scene and will update you with more information as it becomes available.