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Propane tank explodes in South Knox Co. house fire


(WBIR-Knox County) A South Knox County home is a total loss after a house fire caused a propane tank to explode Sunday morning.

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KFD: Lightning suspected as cause of South Knox house fire

(WBIR) A line of severe storms moving through East Tennessee likely caused a fire at a South Knoxville home Sunday evening.

Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson Captain D.J. Corcoran said the family made it out safely from their home on the 1300 block of Barclay Heights Lane.

Fire crews found flames coming through the roof when they arrived around 9:15 p.m.

Corcoran said while the official cause of the fire is still being determined, they suspect lightning is the cause.

Homeowner, burglar involved in shootout

Sheriff's deputies say a shootout happened Monday between a homeowner and two burglars that were stealing stuff from his house.

It happened on Sevierville Pike around 6:30 in the evening.

Deputies say the homeowner came home and saw two men leaving his house. Investigators say the homeowner shot first and the burglars shot back.

No one was hurt and the sheriff's office is looking for suspects.

Knox Firefighters revive family's cat after overnight fire

(WBIR) A South Knoxville family plans to stay with relatives after an overnight electrical fire damaged their South Knoxville home.

Knoxville Fire Department said crews responded to the 500 block of Woodlawn Pike around 2 a.m. Thursday for a report of a house on fire.

When crews arrived on scene, they found the family had made it out safely after calling 911. Firefighters quickly put out the flames in the home's basement.

Firefighters also found and resuscitated one of the family's two cats.

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Friends remember Sunday shooting victim


A man is dead and police are still looking for the suspects following a weekend shooting.

Police ID victim killed in south Knoxville shooting

(WBIR) Knoxville police search for two men involved in a south Knoxville shooting that killed a man Sunday afternoon.

Dispatchers received a report of a shooting near the intersection of Sims Road at Cook Drive just after 3:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Paul Shepherd, 40, of Knoxville, who was suffering from more than one gunshot wound. Crews took the Shepherd to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Police ID man who drowned in South Knoxville quarry

Knoxville police have identified the man who drowned in a South Knoxville quarry on Friday.

Officials recovered Edward Dilbeck's body at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to a Knoxville Police Department release.

The 50-year-old died after jumping from a 60-to-80 foot cliff into the quarry near Fort Dickerson Friday evening, said Knoxville police. Witnesses said they saw Dilbeck go underwater, resurface, and then go back underwater.

Authorities recovered his body using divers and a submersible robot.