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Update: 12 displaced by Kingsport apartment fire, pets killed

RAIN SMITH, Kingsport Times News • May 31, 2019 at 2:02 PM

KINGSPORT — A fire at an apartment complex was aided by strong winds on Thursday afternoon, triggering an inferno that totally gutted five units. All occupants were evacuated and were not injured, though some of their pets could not get out. About 12 people ranging from children to the elderly lost their homes. Some were weeping at the scene, 1031 Union St., as firefighters battled the blaze. Those who lost their homes are being assisted by the Red Cross. The full story is available from our partners at the Kingsport Times News.