Blountville home destroyed from fire; Cause suspected to be electrical

The Sullivan County Fire Department tells News Channel 11 that trailer was destroyed during a fire today in Blountville. 

According to Sullivan County VFD Chief Jud Jonas, their department responded to the fire on Old Airport Road, where a trailer was already 50 percent engulfed. 

Jonas says crews were able to knock out the fire, but the home is a total loss. 

Jonas adds there were no injuries from the fire and that the Red Cross was called to assist. 

According to a preliminary report, the cause for the fire is suspected to be an electrical issue. 

Avoca Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

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