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Knox Co. fire crews travel to Chattanooga to assist after tornado

Rescue crews were still searching through debris, looking for victims, on Monday morning.

First responders from Knox County are helping out in Chattanooga after an EF-3 tornado caused widespread damage overnight.

At least two people were killed, dozens injured and more than 150 buildings were destroyed, according to officials.

Fire and emergency crews from Knox County have headed south to help out in Chattanooga, including the Knoxville Fire Dept. Rural Metro, and Karns Fire.

Rescue crews were still searching through debris, looking for victims, on Monday morning.

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Rural Metro sent two apparatus trucks along with four firefighters from the Knoxville and Karns strike team.

“Handling emergencies during the coronavirus is no different than anything else. You just have to be more mindful of social distancing and all the normal things like hand washing and hand sanitizer,” said Jeff Bagwell, public information officer for Rural Metro Fire.