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One dead after fire in North Knoxville apartments

A body was discovered during the response to a fire at Woodview Apartments, according to Knoxville Fire Department.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Firefighters discovered a body in a recliner while responding to a fire call Sunday morning, according to the Knoxville Fire Department. 

Knox County 911 received the call to Woodview Apartments around 8 a.m., KFD says. 

Crews arrived to reports of smoke coming from a downstairs apartment. Upon entry, crews found a fire in the front room of the apartment, according to KFD. 

While putting out the fire crews discovered a body, KFD reports.

The apartment sustained moderate damage and surrounding apartments suffered minor smoke damage, according to KFD. Smoke alarms went off to alert other residents. 

Knoxville Fire Department investigators and the Knoxville Police Department VCU are investigating, but as of right now, foul play is not suspected, says KFD.

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