No one hurt in fire at apartment house in Fort Sanders neighborhood

4:33 PM, Dec 13, 2012   |    comments
  • Light smoke rises from a structure fire on the 600 block of Clinch Ave. 12/13/12
  • Light smoke rises from a structure fire on the 600 block of Clinch Ave. 12/13/12
    
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No one was injured in a fire Thursday morning in a house that was converted to 10-unit apartment building in the Fort Sanders neighborhood.

Knoxville firefighters responded to the call of a smoking light fixture in an apartment at 1618 Clinch Ave. at 9:30 am.

When firefighters arrived they found fire had traveled into the ceiling, the floor of the apartment above, and the walls and attic of the ten unit converted home. Firefighters got control of the fire before 10:00 am, and contained the fire damage to those areas.  The entire building has some smoke damage.

The American Red Cross assisted seven people who were affected by that fire.  According to the Red Cross, the fire damaged nine single occupancy apartments but only seven of those residents required client assistance which included food, clothing and emergency services. The Red Cross also arranged temporary shelter for two of the individuals who lost their home.

The Red Cross is currently seeking additional volunteers in the Greater Knoxville area. For information, call (865) 584-2999.

Clinch Ave. between 16th and 17th streets was blocked while crews search for hot spots until approximately 11:45 a.m. Fire Investigators are on the scene to determine the cause.

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Knox County dispatchers say KFD crews responded to a structure fire on the 600 block of Clinch Avenue in the Fort Sanders neighborhood Thursday morning.

Authorities were alerted to the fire around 9:20 a.m.

10News has a crew en route.

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