LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: As periods of heavy rain and thunder move into East Tennessee between now and the 4th of July Weekend, FLOODING is a concern, due to a saturated ground. Watch for water-covered roads, creeks and streams to run high. Remember TADD, "turn around don't drown."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A woman trapped in the basement of a burning home was pulled to safety by firefighters and police officers late Wednesday night.
The woman told firefighters the fire started around 10:30 p.m. when she knocked over some candles and couldn't put out the flames. The basement where she was had no windows or doors to the outside, leaving emergency crews trying to figure out how to free her.
Officers Cynthia Demarcus and Haley Starr and Fire Captain Steve Kidwell finally spotteed her and got her out.
She and the officers were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. They are expected to recover.
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