Knoxville, TN (October 27, 2023) – An explosion reported in Knox County on Wednesday claimed the life of a 66-year-old woman.

On October 25, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Rural Metro Fire responded to the scene of an explosion that took place on Fort Sumter Road.

Reports from Rural Metro show that a single-wide trailer exploded in the 5500 block of the roadway at around 3:00 a.m. Authorities arrived at the scene and found the trailer engulfed in flames.

A 66-year-old woman became trapped inside of the home and was unable to escape. The woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of the explosion and was subsequently pronounced deceased after she was removed from the structure.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the woman who died in this explosion.

Fatal Explosions in Tennessee

Knoxville, TN – Woman Killed in Explosion on Fort Sumter RdA fatal explosion can have a devastating impact on your family. Not only do these incidents often leave families homeless and without all of their possessions, but they also deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Losing a loved one is simply not something that you can prepare for, and the results are often far-reaching.

Families are often forced to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional impacts. Unfortunately, they often face significant financial consequences as well.

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Your attorney will take control of various tasks to ensure you have the best case possible against the defendant. They will investigate the accident to determine what led to it taking place. Your attorney will determine if the explosion was caused by a defective appliance, faulty wiring, or another negligent action.

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