Crews battled a small chimney fire at Bell Walker's Crossing Apartments Wednesday morning.
The fire was reported at an apartment building at 8331 Block House Way in the complex.
Crews with the Knoxville Fire Department responded around 8:30 a.m. The fire could be seen rising from the roof as crews began battling it.
According to KFD Capt. D.J. Corcoran, no one was hurt and the fire was put out after it started above the ceiling in an attic area of the building. There are 24 units attached to the building, 21 of which are occupied.
Residents in 12 of the units were displaced because of water damage, and the apartment manager is attempting to move most of them into unoccupied units in the complex. Those without a place to stay are being helped by the American Red Cross.
Investigators ruled the fire accidental. Corcoran said it started in the chimney chase between the ceiling of the upper units and the roof of the building and likely began from a wood fire that had been burning in the fireplace of one of the units.
Corcoran said some of the units have fireplaces, but the unit directly beneath where the fire started was not occupied. It along with 11 other units suffered some damage, most of which was water damage from fighting the fire.
This is the second fire KFD has responded to at Bell Walker's Crossing Apartments in less than a year, and third fire in the past few years according to Corcoran.
In late June 2017, a two-alarm fire that started on a third-floor balcony of 8351 Block House Way displaced more than 30 people. Investigators believe that fire was caused by an improperly discarded cigarette.