Note: This story was updated at 4:30 p.m.
Smoke alarms helped six people escape a house fire on Tiffany Place in central Oak Ridge on Monday evening, authorities said. One person had minor injuries.
The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. Monday. It started in the home’s garage, Oak Ridge Fire Department Chief Darryl Kerley said. The cause was not immediately known.
Oak Ridge Fire Department crews were able to knock it down quickly. But the fire burned a bedroom above the garage. It also burned the engine of a vehicle in the driveway. Authorities said the home received extensive smoke damage.
The people inside the house heard smoke alarms and smelled smoke, Kerley said. They looked in the garage and saw fire, and they evacuated, Kerley said.
The one minor injury was treated by Anderson County EMS, Kerley said.
The Oak Ridge Electric Department responded to turn off power at the end of the street, and the ORFD tower truck, positioned to fight any potential roof fire, provided lights for firefighters.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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