SOUTH KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Just after 8:00 a.m. Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched to 438 W. Ford Valley Rd. in South Knoxville for report of smoke coming from the eaves of a home. Originally the caller stated that children were inside the home. Firefighters were glad to find the home empty of occupants. The duplex normally contains a total of six children and four adults between the two units. Firefighting crews were able to contain the fire damage to a laundry room, with smoke damage throughout the upstairs unit. American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the families with their needs. No injuries were reported.
Captain D.J. Corcoran