UPDATE: Officials have evacuated four apartments,
including the apartment where the fire started, for the night. Owners of the complex said they would
assist the approximately 12 to 15 displaced residents with shelter for the night if they had
nowhere else to stay.
The fire was contained to one apartment,
while smoke damage was reported in the neighboring apartment. Firefighters said they evacuated the
other two apartments as a precaution.
Three animals, two cats and one
dog, were killed in a fire at a Louisville apartment complex Tuesday evening. No residents
were injured and the fire was apparently contained to one
Blount County firefighters were called to Riverside South
apartments at around 7:30 p.m. to building 161, apartment A, where the fire broke
Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:10 p.m. The cause of
the fire was not immediately known. The Blount County Sheriff's Office will be