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Fire displaces residents of nine Kingsport apartments

Rain Smith, NET News Service • Dec 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM

KINGSPORT — A Wednesday afternoon fire has caused extensive damage to a pair of Kingsport apartments, displacing both those residents and the tenants of seven other units in the complex.Kingsport Fire Department Public Education Officer Barry Brickey says engines responded to the blaze on Sir Echo Drive at approximately 1:10 p.m. One apartment was fully involved when firefighters arrived, with the fire quickly spreading to another unit.Brickey says one person was transported to the hospital for the treatment of injuries, the extent of which are currently not known. A cause of the fire is under investigation.