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Standard Knitting Mill fire in Knoxville, Tennessee, saw huge flames and smoke rising into the sky

KNOXVILLE Fire Service is responding to a structural fire at the Standard Knitting Factory Building.

Textile factory located in downtown Knoxville caught fire for the second time in a day on Sunday night, authorities said.

A larger fire than this morning's blaze broke out this evening as reports showed thick smoke and flames billowing from the building.

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A larger fire than this morning’s blaze broke out this evening as reports showed thick smoke and flames billowing from the building.Credit: WBIR

According to authorities, the building fire is causing large smoke and intense fire at this time.

KFD initially responded to a small fire at the Standard Knitting Mill Building around 10:50 a.m. Sunday, and the blaze was quickly extinguished.

A statement from KFD shared that several people were seen running from the building as emergency crews arrived on the scene to reach the building at 1201 Abilene Place.

One runner was detained by the Knoxville Fire Department’s Fire Investigations Unit and two others in the custody of Knoxville Police.

After the flames were extinguished from what appeared to be burning furniture, no other signs of fire were found in the rest of the building.

Tonight, an even bigger fire broke out like report According to a tweet posted by the city’s fire department.

Fire engines raced through the city to the empty scene on Washington Avenue just after 6 p.m.

Knoxcille Assistant Fire Department Superintendent Mark Wilbanks said he believes the fire was most likely ignited. WVLT.

The fire department is using large fire hydrants outside the building, according to officials.

“The volume of the fire was so great that no one was able to get inside safely,” Wilbanks said. “We are using main streams and ladder carts.”

It is not clear if anyone was injured in the fire.

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Bobby Allyn

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