70 evacuated after roof partially blown off at Knoxville apartments


Dozens of people were forced to evacuate their Knoxville apartments early Friday after heavy winds blew off a large portion of roofing. 

The Knoxville Fire Department responded to reports of a roof collapse at the 1100 Studio Apartments complex located at 1100 Lula Powell Drive. Firefighters arrived to find the roof had blown off half of the apartment’s C & D building, which house around 150 units. 

KFD, the Knoxville Police Department and K-Tran buses evacuated 70 units from the D building to the Civic Coliseum.

The apartment suffered no structural damage  

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