Fire at Westridge

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Press Release from Deputy Fire Chief Wyman

At approximately 03:48 Hours this morning Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Department responded with 1 engine, 1 ambulance and 1 chief officer. Upon arrival at the scene department found a light fixture had started on fire and spread to the ceiling. KFD along with KPD crews acted quickly to contain the fire to the area of origin and extinguish it. Crews ventilated smoke from the area.
All residents were sheltered in place for the duration of the incident. Crews were back in service at 0526.