LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Saturday morning through Sunday morning at 8AM for the Valley, Smokies, and NE TN, including Knoxville. Heavy rainfall at times on Saturday, plus run-off from the mountains, can lead to flooding issues. TADD - turn around, don't drown. Assume high water on a road is not passable.
Maryville, Blount County (WVLT) - Blount County fire crews and members from the Tennessee Forestry Department are on scene right now of a brush fire on Butterfly Gap Road.
That's where officials say a propane tank caught on fire just before 3:00 p.m.
Blount County Fire Chief McClanahan tells WVLT the fire has spread over 5 acres and burned one home and a 150-200 gallon propane tank.
McClanahan says fire crews have ordered an evacuation of all homes within a quarter mile of the fire.
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