Fire severely damages Alcoa home
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A structure fire severely damaged a home on 1329 Remsen St. in Alcoa this afternoon.
Firefighters with the Alcoa and Maryville Fire Departments were dispatched a little before 4 p.m. The home was engulfed with black smoke upon arrival.
“I honestly don’t know what happened to the house,” said A.J. Borcella, who was in the home with his stepfather and two dogs.
“All I know is It just started smoking. I got home and my stepdad was cooking fries. It wasn’t anything bad. It just started smoking out of nowhere and it came from the around back of the house. That’s all I know.”
The occupants all got out of the home safely, and only one of the dogs had been accounted for, which a neighbor was holding.
The cause of the fire is unknown, and firefighters were still extinguishing it.
More details will follow as available or in Friday’s print edition of The Daily Times.