How Knoxville firefighters stay safe fighting flames

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Day in and day out, firefighters put their lives on the line in order to keep communities safe. This was no different early Thursday when a house caught on fire off of Country Hill Lane, sending one firefighter to the hospital.

“They’re going to risk a whole lot more for someone’s life, but even for property, we do risk a little,” Knoxville fire department assistant chief, Mark Wilbanks said.

Firefighters were able to safely put out the fire, leaving the scene without any major injuries. The firefighter who was sent to the hospital was released around 5:30 this morning after experiencing chest pains.


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