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Large field fire at Spearsville/Bell roads
Updated on: 07.09.12

Photo courtesy of Barb Gess, Hamblen Twp. VFD

At 12:40 p.m. Monday, multiple fire departments were battling a field fire that had grown to more than 2 acres at the intersection of Spearsville and Bell roads. Firefighters have come from Hamblen, Jackson, Fruitdale and Cordry Sweetwater departments in Brown County, as well as Trafalgar, Morgantown, Nineveh and DNR fire headquarters. Nashville Fire has been dispatched to protect homes in the area of Spearsville and Bittersweet roads.

12:57 p.m. UPDATE: Firefighers on scene report the fire is now about 5-6 acres and has jumped a road. Waist-deep, heavy brush is making it difficult to extinguish the flames.

1:21 p.m. UPDATE: Firefighters report the fire is out. They're working on hot spots.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Barb Gess, Hamblen Township Volunteer Fire Department public information officer, reports that the fire was likely started either by a discarded cigarette or a spark from a vehicle. It spanned 6 acres.

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