At 1:24 p.m., the Kingsport Fire Department responded to Charles Street with four engines and one ladder truck. They found a fire on the first floor of the home and emitting heavy smoke.
It was contained to the first floor and extinguished, with the Red Cross called in to help the displaced family. An investigation into the cause is underway. The KFD also reminds families to check their smoke alarms and have a home escape plan.