KNOXVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The Planned Parenthood clinic in East Knoxville burned down on Friday morning.
Channel 10 News in Knoxville was first to report that firefighters reported to the scene of heavy fire on Cherry Street around 5:40 a.m.
Fire officials said that the building is a total loss.
According to KFD, fire crews remained outside the structure due to the severity of the flames, choosing to attack the fire from the exterior.
KFD reported that the Planned Parenthood clinic had been closed for renovations. During the fire, the building was empty but is now considered a total loss.
KFD is currently investigating the cause of the fire after they dispatched nine fire units with 30 firefighters to the scene. No injuries have been reported.
Planned Parenthood released a statement regarding the fire on Friday morning:
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