KSCO deputy credited with saving woman from house fire

KSCO deputy credited with saving woman from house fire


POWELL (WATE) - A Knox County deputy is being credited with saving a woman from a house fire Saturday afternoon.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Officer Greg Black found the Aultom Lane home in Powell filling with smoke.

Officials say Black heard noises inside and managed to find Brenda Thompson inside a closet.

Black took Thompson outside, then went back in the home with his fire extinguisher.

While he was working to put out the fire, Thompson came back into the house, forcing Thompson to take her back outside again.

Thompson was taken to an area hospital where she was treated for smoke inhalation. Black was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation, as well as inhaling the fumes from the fire extinguisher.

Investigators say the cause was a grease fire. It was contained to the stove and a cabinet, but the extensive smoke caused damage to the rest of the house.

This wasn't even Black's first rescue of the month. In early February, officials say he helped a woman unlock her door and then pull her to safety after she ran her car off of Emory Road and into the water.


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