Apartment Building Fire in Knoxville, Tenn., Displaces 60

February 29, 2008

The Knoxville, Tenn., Fire Department is investigating a large apartment fire that left about 60 people homeless.

Knoxville Fire Captain Brent Seymour told WVLT-TV that the flames started about 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Residents were evacuated from their apartments, and no injuries have been reported.

Officials say the three-story building in West Knoxville houses about 60 people in 24 units. The entire building was engulfed in flames and appears to be damaged beyond repair.

Authorities say they are investigating serious fire code violations in the building. The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

The Fire Department is working with the Red Cross to find housing for the displaced residents.

Information from: WVLT-TV, http://www.volunteertv.com/

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