Brush Fire Burns Along I-40 In Dickson County

Posted at 9:30 PM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 00:01:40-05

Fire crews in Dickson County were battling a brush fire along Interstate 40.

The fire was burning near the westbound lanes Sunday night close to mile marker 174. It started around 7 p.m., and crews worked several hours to contain it.

Officials on scene said they believe the fire started when a truck had a blowout.

The fire was burning in two spots when crews arrived. As of 10:30 p.m. Sunday, it was 98 percent contained.

The fire came as close as 200 feet to a barn full of hay, but no other immediate structures were threatened.

The fire chief said wind and dry conditions did not help.

Emergency officials requested drivers avoid that area as they worked at the scene.