A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Firefighters are batting a blaze that has fully engulfed an abandoned north Knox Co. home and shut down a major thoroughfare just before rush hour.
According to Rural Metro, emergency crews responded after a neighbor called 911 around 6:30 a.m. where they found flames engulfing the home, in the 9000 block of Washington Pike, near Bud Hawkins Rd.
The stretch of Washington Pike in front of the home was blocked so crews could battle the flames.
The house has been called a total loss, though firefighters managed to save a nearby barn.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.