A home on Norton Road in Oak Ridge was destroyed by a fire on Sunday, and a resident had injuries that were not life-threatening.
The house fire was reported at about 5 p.m. Sunday, September 4. When Oak Ridge firefighters arrived, they saw a large amount of smoke and fire coming from the home, a press release said.
“The fire was under control within 20 minutes of arrival, but fire crews remained on scene for the next several hours to put out hot spots,” the press release said.
It said a resident who was home at the time of the fire suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Anderson County EMS evaluated the person at the fire, but the person did not want an ambulance to take them to the hospital, the press release said.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
“The Oak Ridge Fire Department would like to thank the nearby community for their support to the family and firefighters during this incident,” Oak Ridge Fire Marshal Eric Rackard said.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department reminded residents of the importance of working smoke alarms. You can contact the Oak Ridge Fire Department for a free inspection of your smoke alarms at 865-425-FIRE (3473).
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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