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The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to a house fire at 655 S. Edgewood Road, near Collville Road, around 7:45 this morning, where a resident was found dead. A second resident of the home told the News he awoke to find a bedroom on fire and called the fire department. The Knox County Coroner’s office was called to the scene as well as MVFD investigator Terry Davis and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The blaze was under control within 30 minutes, while the house sustained extensive interior damage. The name of the victim was not released. The investigation continues to determine the cause of the fire.



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