Feb. 15--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.
"He definitely pulled the occupant out and then discharged a fire extinguisher and for the most part put it out," he said. "The fire department for the most part had to use very little water."
Rood said deputies usually accompany fire personnel on fire calls and sometimes the deputies are closer to fire than the firefighters are.
"He certainly was in this instance," Rood said.
The chief said the woman was trying to get belongings out and Black went and pulled her out of the house.
"This was a perfect situation. It was a small fire but it was growing and he was able to do a rescue and then knock down the fire," Rood said.
More details as they develop online and in Sunday's News Sentinel.
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