Brush Fire in Fairview, Hazy Conditions in Middle Tennessee
FAIRVIEW, Tenn. -- Williamson County firefighters began battling a large brush fire in Fairview on Sunday afternoon.
Emergency crews staged in the 7900 block of Fernvale Road at around noon. A reported 40-50 acres burned, but as of nightfall is contained.
No injuries are reported. Numerous homes have been threatened.
The fire was reportedly accidentally started. The fire chief tells FOX 17 that a guest at a bed-and-breakfast started the fire when they cleaned out a fireplace and dumped a pail of ash outside. The forestry department is investigating the incident.
Also, smoke from active wildfires in and around the state can be seen in the sky around middle Tennessee. Fire departments are urging the public not to call 9-1-1 about the smoke.
Yesterday, nearly 50 acres burned in a north Davidson County brush fire.
Tennessee is in a Level 3 - State of Emergency due to drought conditions and wildfire threats.
Crews will remain on scene into the night to make sure all the hot spots are out. At least 100 personnel from several surrounding counties assisted in the effort.