HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Sequoyah Fire Department battled a brush fire this afternoon in Hamilton County.
It reached a large brush pile, but firefighters used a bulldozer to keep it from igniting.
But high winds kept fanning the flames.
In the end, Volunteers from Dallas Bay, Mowbray, Soddy-Daisy and Red Bank helped get it under control.
They manged to keep it from reaching nearby homes.
The cause of the fire was a controlled burn that quickly became uncontrolled.
“Fire Officials would like to caution everyone to be very careful when conducting any type of outdoor burning. Be mindful of dry conditions and winds that may aid in the controlled fire becoming uncontrolled. Please NEVER leave a fire unattended. Contact the Hamilton County Air Pollution Control office and the State Division of Forestry to obtain the proper burning permits and to verify if burning is allowed.”