Fires destroy and damage homes in Greenback, Alcoa
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Two homes were damaged and destroyed by structure fires Sunday morning in Greenback and Alcoa, respectively.
One of the fires completely destroyed a home at 5311 Cedar Church Lane in Greenback. According to Greenback Fire Chief Ronnie Lett, the department received a call at approximately 10:57 a.m., and 11 fire trucks from the Greenback Volunteer Fire Department, as well as two from the Friendsville Fire Department were on the scene eight minutes later.
Lett said there were approximately three people in the home, and they were able to get out safely. It took approximately 45 minutes to get the fire under control, however, the home was a total loss.
“The home was totally engulfed in flames when we got there,” Lett told The Daily Times Sunday afternoon. “Everyone was able to get out of the house.
“It looked like the fire came from the left front porch,” Lett continued. “It looked like it started on the outside, and the wind blowing made it spread really fast.”
None of the firefighters were injured, and no other property was damaged from the fire. The cause is under investigation with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Meanwhile, an earlier fire severely damaged a home at the 1900 block of Victoria Lane in Alcoa.
According to Alcoa Fire Chief Roger Robinson, firefighters received the call at approximately 7:30 a.m. of a fire at the home, which was vacant.
The fire was discovered in between the kitchen and the bedrooms, Robinson said and it was extinguished pretty quickly. No one was injured, and the fire’s cause is under investigation but looks suspicious, he said.
“We’re looking at everything into it,” Robinson said.