SOURCE: WVLT The Knoxville Fire Department
responded to an apartment fire in the Walker Springs area.
Crews were dispatched to 8331 Block House
Way at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a fire at Bell Walker's
When firefighters arrived to the scene,
they found flames coming from a chimney on top of building no. five that
contains 24 units.
Fire crews evacuated all residents to
safety. Most of the fire damage was reportedly contained to the attic
area of the three-story building.
12 tenants will be displaced due to water
damage. The Knoxville Fire Department said apartment management is
trying to house displaced residents by finding unoccupied units within
the complex and by asking for assistance from the American Red Cross.
The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.
The apartment complex experienced a fire
on June 21, 2017, that temporarily displaced more than 33 residents.