A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is posted Monday - Wednesday due to significant rainfall amounts expected to accumulate. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch until Wednesday at 7am. We expect 2-4 inches of rain that could lead to some localized flooding in areas prone to flooding. This event will also create a slow commute to and from work Monday and Tuesday, and then again on Wednesday morning.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Arson is suspected after a vacant house caught fire at the corner of Chery Street and Jefferson Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Crews quickly doused the flames. Damage was contained to the upper loft. No injuries were reported.
According to the Knoxville Fire Department, the house had no power and firefighters believe the fire was started by someone illegally occupying the home.
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