A structure fire severely damaged a home at 3257
Louisville Road in Louisville early Sunday morning.
According to Blount
County Fire Chief Doug McClanahan, the call of the fire came in at about 10
The Blount County Fire Department’s Louisville station got a call that
black smoke and heavy flames could be seen from the home’s front porch, as well as the roof. The
homeowner said he was cooking in the kitchen, but he briefly left. A short time later, he saw heavy
smoke coming from the kitchen area. He managed to escape but suffered slight
Nine Blount County fire trucks, as well as two Friendsville fire
trucks were on the scene to combat the fire, with the manpower totaling about 26
McClanahan said the fire was very difficult to fight because
of ongoing additions to the house. There was also a pet or two missing, but it was not certain how
many there were.
“(The homeowner) got out safe, and that made my
day,” McClanahan said. “The home has considerable damage.”
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