Apartment fire leaves two homeless
Six fire companies responded to a fire on 2709 Citico Avenue just before 7:00 Friday night.
Chief Rick Sewell said heavy smoke was showing in Apartment 5 in Building B when the first firefighters arrived on the scene and flames were shooting out a front window.
Firefighters were able to control the flames in 20 minutes.
The estimated dollar loss was $50,000.
Although no injuries were reported, the chief says the family’s dog perished in the blaze.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the two residents.
The cause of the fire in under investigation.