LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, 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. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
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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