Appleton Home Destroyed in Fire 

A family from the Knox County town of Appleton lost their home last night to fire.The Appleton Fire Chief says Curtis and Mary Starrette discovered the house in flames when they arrived at their Appleton Ridge Road home around 5:15.It took four departments around six hours to fight the fire. The chief says their efforts were hampered by wind and icy travel conditions.The home is destroyed. The fire marshal’s office is investigating.