Arson investigators probe fire

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Arson investigators were trying to determine the cause of a Sunday night fire at this home in North Knoxville. Source: KFD

Arson investigators were trying to determine the cause of an overnight garage fire in North Knoxville, authorities said this morning. 

The fire at 4942 Beverly Road was reported at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to Assistant Chief Mark Wilbanks of the Knoxville Fire Department. 

“Upon arrival of the first KFD engine company they reported heavy fire showing from the rear of an attached garage. Initial engine companies were able to make a fast attack and quickly extinguish the fire,” Wilbanks said.

The two adults and one child in the house escaped without injury along with their pet, he continued. 

“One male occupant stated, ‘I smelled what I thought was smoke and I got everyone out,’” Wilbanks said. 

The garage was heavily damaged by the flames but the house sustained only minor smoke damage, he added.

Published on March 21, 2022.