The Blount County Fire Department had to truck in 45,000 gallons of water Tuesday to battle a house fire at 1843 Reagan Mill Road, Maryville.

The call came in at 11:31 a.m. An off-duty fireman was the first to arrive and got there within four minutes and reported that flames already had broken through the roof of the two-story log home.

There was no one home at the time of the fire, and no people or animals were injured.

Shortly after, 18 firefighters arrived with four tankers, four support trucks and one engine at 11:51 a.m.

Lt. Tim Ogle estimated that it was around 2 p.m. when the fire was able to be contained, but crews remained until at least 5 p.m.

Crews had to bring in water to fight the fire because the closest hydrant was a mile away at the intersection of Porter Bridge and Six Mile roads, Ogle said.

Firefighters brought in 14 trucks full of water, or 45,000 gallons.

There was a storage garage next to the house, but it was not harmed. The cause is being investigated.

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Amber joined The Daily Times in 2018 after graduating from Maryville College. An alum of Alcoa High School, she manages the paper's obits and many of the standing features while also writing features.

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