LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop overnight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge.
-Knoxville (WVLT) - A house fire Monday night kept authorities busy after word of an explosion in East Knoxville.
Knoxville firefighters say flames were shooting through the roof of the home's garage when they arrived on scene on Old State Road around seven p.m.
Firefighters tell us the home was abandoned, and neighbors reported hearing an explosion shortly before seeing the flames.
The cause of the fire is under investigation this evening.
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