KFD: Suspicious fire at unoccupied home

7:14 PM, Aug 17, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Knoxville) The Knoxville Fire Department said a Saturday evening house fire the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue appears to be suspicious.

KFD was dispatched to 1529 Maryland Avenue after a driver called 911 after noticing smoke coming from the home.

KFD said upon arriving, firefighters found a large amount of smoke coming from the home in the Lonsdale community around 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control within 15 minutes.

After getting the flames under control, firefighters found several different points of ignition throughout the vacant home.  

KFD said the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire and the utilities were disconnected.

The department's arson investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information regarding the fire, is asked to call the Arson Division at 865-637-1386.

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