An apartment fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday at Stoneview Homes off Teasel Drive in Kingsport. Fire damaged the living room and kitchen area of one second-story apartment. Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze in about 30 minutes. No one was at home at the time of the incident, although two dogs perished in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.