A fire on Friday afternoon damaged a home on South Lansing Road, according to the City of Oak Ridge.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded to the fire at 12:45 p.m. Friday.
“Multiple callers to 911 reported fire was visible through the windows and roof,” the city said in a press release. “ORFD crews arrived within five minutes of the call with 17 personnel. The first unit arrived on scene and found heavy fire from the rear of the structure. A hose line was taken in the home to begin suppression efforts. The Oak Ridge Electric Department also responded to secure power to the affected building. The fire heavily damaged one half of the building, while the other half had smoke and water damage.”
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet, and the investigation continues, the city said.
One patient was evaluated at the fire, the press release said. No ORFD personnel were injured.
The American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents, the press release said.
“The Oak Ridge Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of working smoke alarms,” the release said. “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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