published Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Knox deputy praised for saving homeowner, knocking down fire

KNOXVILLE — A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy pulled a Powell woman from her home and then used a fire extinguisher to knock down the flames of a kitchen fire there Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Deputy Greg Black was being lauded for his quick work in pulling the woman from her home on Aultom Lane at about 1:50 p.m., according to Rural/Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Jonathan Rood.

Homeowner Brenda Thompson, no age available, was taken by Rural/Metro ambulance to Physicians Regional Medical Center for treatment.


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