Wears Valley wildfire in Tennessee fully contained, no injures reported

  • Source: WVLT-TV CBS 8
  • Published: 01/13/2020 12:00 AM

Sevier County fire officials said crews are on the scene of a 60-acre wildfire in Wears Valley. According to The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, 100 percent of the fire is contained. "Fire activity decreased substantially due to high humidity that moved into the area. Crews being pulled from the line with approaching storms and will return tomorrow to monitor," TN Dept. of Ag tweeted. The Ag Department said the cause was due to a downed power line. Officials said crews from across the county are responding and working to contain the fire in the area near Ravens Den Way and Starkey Town Road in the west portion of Sevier County. Nearly 20 cabins are threatened by the fire. According to reports, two people were surrounded by fire inside a cabin located at 3586 Raven's Den Way. Fire officials said wind is a concern when dealing with brush fir



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