Man, 3-year-old grandson die in house fire

September 20, 2022 GMT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man and his 3-year-old grandson have died in a house fire, officials said.

The Knoxville Fire Department responded early Monday to a blaze with two people trapped inside, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Assistant Chief Mark Wilbanks. Crews were able to locate the victims, who were taken to a hospital, but both later died, officials said.

Their names were not released.

The home had a smoke detector, but Wilbanks said it was likely not working.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials said no foul play was suspected.