(WBIR-Knoxville) An East Knoxville home was destroyed in an early morning fire Sunday.

Knoxville Fire Department was called out to the 2700 block of Tarleton Drive, a few blocks from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Officials said the single story, smaller home was ruined and the roof burned off.

No one was home when the flames sparked around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Crews had not determined the cause.

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