SEVIERVILLE — Firefighters responded three times in 24 hours to a house fire on Oak Haven Court, as it continued to rekindle after they left.
Multiple agencies responded to the initial call about the fire at 1:08 p.m. Thursday at 4010 Oak Haven Court, near Old Knoxville Highway.
One person was in the home when the fire started, and they were able to escape without injury, said Bob Stahlke, spokesman for the City of Sevierville.
The flames had spread throughout the home by the time firefighters arrived.
Sevierville Fire Department, Northview/Kodak Volunteer Fire Department, Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, and Pigeon Forge Fire Department helped to contain the fire.
Sevierville Fire Chief Matt Henderson said the fire was especially taxing for firefighters because of instability in the structure as well as the high temperatures and humidity yesterday.
Heat indexes reached more than 100 degrees throughout East Tennessee Thursday, making for dangerous conditions for anyone working for an extended period outside — much less firefighters.
The Sevier County Ambulance Service and Sevierville Police also responded to the scene.
SFD had to send crews back to the house at 2:34 a.m. and 8:27 am. Friday because the fire was still smoldering underneath some of the unstable rubble, Stahlke said.
They had personnel keeping an eye on the structure Friday.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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