ORFD: No injuries in Friday house fire

Following up on a story we first reported Friday morning, Oak Ridge firefighters were called to a residential structure fire early Friday morning on Outer Drive.

The Fire Department says the fire was reported at a home on Outer Drive near ogden Lane shortly after 2:15 am Friday. The first units were on the scene within minutes and reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house.

No one was home at the time of the fire, according to the ORFD, which said that they responded to with three engines, a tower truck and a rescue vehicle. On scene were the Battalion Chief, Fire Chief and the Fire Marshal.

The city says the home sustained what they called “significant damage,” and that the cause of Friday’s fire remains under investigation.

Crews remained on the scene after putting out the initial blaze to monitor and extinguish any hot spots, during which time the road around the scene was closed. It reopened to normal traffic at around 3:00 pm Friday.

There were no injuries.

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  1. It was Outer Drive not W. Outer Drive.

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