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Roberts Dismissed as Fire Chief

Knoxville City Manager Harold Stewart tells KNIA/KRLS News that Mike Roberts has been removed from the position of fire chief and is no longer a member of the Knoxville Fire and Rescue Department. Stewart says that Roberts was accused of inappropriate conduct, and after a formal investigation, those accusations were found to be true. Greg Higginbotham has been named interim chief. Stewart says that they will make a decision on how to best proceed with the search for a new chief will be made in the coming days.