Christmas Eve blazes keep Sudbury fire crews busy

54 people lost their homes to fire on Christmas Eve

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home in Northwest Knoxville on Christmas Eve and sent one person to the hospital.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire when they arrived on Chestnut Street.

Officials said it took 23 firefighters 20 minutes to control the flames. Frozen fire hydrants also hurt their efforts to put out the massive blaze.

Fire officials say other elderly residents were transported as a precaution.

Charlotte Fire Department crews responded to the fire about 2:18 a.m. on Bellhaven Boulevard. He said neighbors were bringing blankets for the residents to wrap themselves in and offering their houses as shelter on the cold, snowy morning. For or more information about donating items to the family Pembroke Fire Department ask that you call Nick Belair at 315-391-4900. Cause of the fire is under investigation and damage is estimated at $27,000.

No injuries were reported and the family got out safely, authorities said.

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