KNOXVILLE — A shop building in the 600 block of South Roche Street was destroyed by a fire on Sunday.

At 9:37 a.m. Sunday, the Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched to the area for a structure fire. Heavy smoke could be seen several blocks away as crews responded, and off duty firefighters and other area fire departments were requested to assist.

Black smoke and fire was coming from the front door of the shop as crews arrive. Firefighters made entry to extinguish the fire.

The shop and its contents are considered a total loss, according to a press release by the Knoxville Fire Department. An investigation is underway by the Knoxville Fire Department and Marion County Sheriff's Office fire investigator.

Knoxville Fire Department was assisted on scene by Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville Township Fire Department, Pella EMS, and Indiana Township Fire Department.

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