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(WBIR) A Deputy with the Knox County Sheriff's Office rescued a woman from a house fire Saturday afternoon in Powell.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Officer Greg Black arrived at the woman's home on Aultom Lane a little before 2 p.m. Saturday and found smoke coming from the kitchen and heard noises from inside.

Officer Black found Brenda Thompson hiding inside a closet. He then brought her outside and grabbed a fire extinguisher from his car to put out the flames.

While he was working to extinguish the fire, Thompson headed back inside. Officer Black once again pulled her from the house.

The woman was taken to St. Mary's North to be treated for smoke inhalation. Crews on the scene treated Officer Black for smoke inhalation and inhaling the fire extinguisher fumes.

Investigators determined the fire was a grease fire that had been contained to a stove and cabinet. But officials said extensive smoke damage occurred throughout the house.

This isn't the first time Officer Black, who has been with KCSO since 2006, has helped rescue someone.

Back on February 3, Black helped pull a woman from her car when it ran off Emory Road and into a body of water. When he arrived on the scene in that case, the car was already almost submerged. Him and the other woman had to be treated for exposure during that rescue.

KCSO said Officer Black is also a member of the SWAT Team and teaches criminal justice classes.

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