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Woman killed in East Knox house fire

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Video: Off-Duty Firefighter helps rescue woman from burning home

Rural Metro firefighters battle house fire on the 7200 block of Hammer Rd.

(WBIR-East Knox County) The Knox County Sheriff's Department said a woman trapped from fire inside her residence passed away from her injuries.

Crews were called to the fire around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning at a house on the 7200 block of Hammer Road, near John Sevier Highway.

Off-duty Rural/Metro captain Scott Roberts was on his way home when he heard the call and responded to the fire.

"I was transitioning from the fire station back to my house. I was about half way from the fire station to my house," Capt. Roberts said.

Fellow firefighter Matt Clift was also there on arrival, was able to start rescuing a woman. When other firefighters arrived, they joined in the rescue. 

"She said she was asleep in bed the last time she seen her where she directed us to the bedroom where she seen her," Clift said.

The woman was transported to UT Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

KCSO's Major Crimes and the Knox County Fire Investigation Units are investigating.

The cause the fire is under investigation.

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(WBIR-East Knox County) An off-duty firefighter helped rescue an east Knox County woman from a burning home Friday morning, according to Rural/Metro crews on scene.

Crews were called to the fire around 8:30 a.m.

An off-duty firefighter was on his way home when he heard the call and responded to the fire.  He was able to start rescuing a woman who was trapped inside of the burning home. When other firefighters arrived, they joined in the rescue. 

The woman was taken to UT Medical Center.  Her condition is unknown at the time of this posting.

The fire was in the front part of the home.

Firefighters were working to put out hot spots at 10:01 a.m.

Stay with 10News and wbir.com for more on this developing story.

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