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Fort Sumpter Fire Investigation

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Media Release Fire Investigation
Fort Sumpter – North Knox County

On October 25, 2023 at approximately 2:55am Knox County 911 received a call of a residential house fire in the 5500 block of Fort Sumpter Rd, in North Knox County.
A Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Supervisor was one of the first responders on the scene and discovered the home to be fully engulfed. Nearby family members advised the deputy that the residence was occupied by a female resident and that she was unable to exit the residence due to the intense fire.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office Fire investigators and Major Crimes Unit responded to scene and are currently investigating.
Fort Sumpter will remain closed for an undetermined time, in order to process the scene.
Please keep the family, friends and all first responders in your thoughts and prayers as this investigation continues.

Knox County Sheriff's Office

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