Two firefighters were injured Saturday afternoon in a brush fire on Hensley Hollow Road in the Luttrell area of Union County.
Luttrell, Maynardville, and Paulette volunteer fire departments arrived on scene around 4 p.m. Saturday. The resident, Donnie Norris, was having a small brush fire in his backyard, and wind carried the flames to the woods.
According to Paulette Fire Chief Daniel Rice, two Paulette firefighters, Ryan Lloyd and Justin Vallone, suffered smoke inhalation and dehydration. They received treatment and are now doing well.
The fire caused no damage to Norris's home or surrounding homes.
Norris says the fire burned 52 acres of wooded land behind the house.
Strong storms moved through Middle Tennessee on Monday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines.
The National Weather Service will be sending out a survey team to assess damage in Lewis and Perry counties on Tuesday.
The storms were a triple threat - bringing downpours, lightning and winds in excess of 60 mph.
Winds snapped a tree from its roots on Hobbs Road in Green Hills, landing on a moving vehicle. It was a close call for the driver, who was not injured.
Lightning struck a home on Nevada Avenue, sparking a fire. Several people were inside at the time. They are all OK, but they said they lost a pet. A tree fell down on Fairmont Drive near West End Avenue and 31st Avenue, crushing two vehicles.
When life gives you a beautiful baby and passion for your job, you combine them into the most amazing photo ever!
Memphis Fire Department firefighter Elon Spellings posted an adorable picture his daughter, Audrey Lynette, on Instagram. This picture, taken by Jessica Wilhite Photography, is just one of many for Audrey Lynette's photo shoot. Wilhite, who is the wife of a Memphis Police Department officer, said "I take special pride in providing memories for those who serve us and their families."
Spellings’ says two of his favorite things in life are his adorable baby and his job.
Spellings' wife, Jessica Spellings, says Audrey Lynette was born on St. Patrick's Day and is the youngest of their four children.
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A man convicted of aggravated arson last month for a fire at a Nashville hotel was sentenced on Monday.
Thirty-one-year-old Antoine Clark will serve 30 years in prison for setting the fire to the Harding Inn in July 2015.
Six people were trapped inside a motel room, including a pregnant woman, after Clark stacked mattresses outside the door and set them on fire. All of the people inside the room were rescued by firefighters.
“It’s bad enough that they risk their lives fighting accidental fires, but when a fire is intentionally set the perpetrator deserves to spend a significant amount of time in prison,” said Deputy District Attorney Roger Moore.
Clark will have to serve 100 percent of his sentence.
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