A Rural Metro firefighter has been lightly injured and all lanes of Asheville Highway in East Knox County closed as fire crews try to extinguish a blaze that has heavily damaged a house, authorities say.
The fire was reported about 3:40 p.m. and when crews reached the house at 7307 Asheville Highway “they found fire visible from the front side extending into the attic,” a Rural Metro press release says.
The blaze is under control but firefighters had to close all four lanes of the busy highway in order to access a hydrant, the release says.
No one was home when the fire broke out and the cause is under investigation.
A firefighter was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center “for evaluation of a potential leg injury,” according to the release.
Asheville Highway will be closed until the fire has been put out and fire crews are able to clear out their equipment.
Published on April 15, 2021.