Note: This story was updated at 8:35 a.m. Feb. 24.
No injuries were reported in a fire that destroyed a home on Outer Drive near Ogden Lane early Friday.
The cause of the fire, reported at about 2:19 a.m. Friday, is under investigation.
“The first arriving unit was on scene within minutes and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence,” the City of Oak Ridge said. “The resident was not home at the time of the fire.”
Outer Drive was closed at Ogden Lane on Friday morning as the Oak Ridge Fire Department watched for hot spots and continued to spray water on the charred home, which appeared to have a second story that had collapsed. The road re-opened shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.
The ORFD responded to the fire with three engines, its tower truck, a rescue unit, a battalion chief, the fire chief, and fire marshal.
The fire on Outer Drive on Friday morning was one week after a fire was reported on Artesia Drive. An Oak Ridge firefighter was injured in that fire.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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