Briefs for March 30, 2022


Man hurt, pets killed in RV fire

One person was injured and two pets killed in a Tuesday morning fire that destroyed an RV parked near a house in East Knoxville. 

When the fire was reported at 7:38 a.m., dispatchers were also told that two people were inside the vehicle, according to Asst. Chief Mark Wilbanks of the Knoxville Police Department. 

“Upon arrival of initial companies, crews discovered a fully involved recreational vehicle trailer. Crews were advised that the occupants had escaped, but possibly two animals were still inside,” Wilbanks said. 

A male occupant of the RV was treated for burns and rushed by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, he said, while both of the animals were killed in the blaze. 

The cause of the fire was under investigation, he said.

BOE work session, meeting next week

The Knox County Board of Education will hold its work session meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4 in the Board room of Summer Place, 500 W. Summit Hill Dr.

A regular meeting of the Board will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the same location.

 Individuals who want to address the Board during its public forum should register by contacting the Board Secretary via telephone at 865-594-1632  no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, for the work session, and Tuesday, April 5, for the regular session.

The entrance to the building is at the intersection of Wall Avenue and Walnut Street. Parking is available at many downtown parking facilities, with the closest being Market Square Garage, Langley Garage, and Locust Street Garage.

The meetings will be streamed live at

Published on March 30, 2022.