Knoxville, Tenn.– Captain D.J. Corcoran of the Knoxville Fire Department informed that on February 26 at 4:01 p.m. the Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched to 2513 East Glenwood Ave. for report of a house fire. When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke and flames showing, all occupants (mother, father, and three children) were out, but one of several dogs was unaccounted for inside the structure. Neighbors held tight to the couple’s three children as the parents wrangled a half dozen pitbulls into the back fenced yard while firefighting crews extinguished the flames. Firefighters later found the puppy inside the home and are sad to report that it did not make it. Fire Investigators are on the scene to determine the cause of the fire. No other injuries are reported.
The fire victims reported they have family to shelter them, but the American Red Cross was called to help with clothing.