A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
Knoxville (WVLT) - A woman is recovering after she was injured in a house fire Wednesday evening.
Firefighters say it started in the kitchen of a home on McDonald road around 5:30p.m. Firefighters were able to put the fire out, but when they checked the inside of the home, they found a woman unconscious in a back bedroom.
"The crews were able to pull her out. She had a pulse, but she was breathing very erratic, and they were able to resuscitate her. She had a high carbon monoxide level, which you would expect from the amount of smoke and fire emanating from this building," fire captain Darrell Whitaker said.
The woman was taken to UT Medical Center. Her name and condition aren't being released. Authorities say there was a smoke detector inside the home, but they're not sure if it worked.
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