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Crews Battle Multiple Brush Fires In Middle Tennessee

Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 20:31:57-05

Crews responded to brush fires in Rutherford, Williamson, Warren, and Sumner Counties.

Fire crews from all over Rutherford County worked at the scene of a brush fire off of Highway 41 around noon.

Details on the size of the fire had not been released. Authorities had confirmed at least 15 structures were in danger. However, they added around 1 p.m. they had the fire under control.

Not long after, crews confirmed the fire was out.

The fire in Warren County burned brush along Talley Road. Officials said the fire spread through a field and into a wooded area.

A nearby homeowner told them he thought the burn ban had been lifted and set fire to a brush pile, causing the brush fire.

The Burn Ban is still in effect in Warren County, Kentucky.

In Sumner County, a brush fire spread across almost three acres along Hogans Branch Road in Hendersonville.

Crews from area departments responded to help out. They worked to put out the blaze, and keep it from spreading to nearby residential areas.

A brush fire broke out in the hamlet of Peytonsville around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, spreading through 25 acres of land.

Twelve different departments and more than 40 personnel responded to the fire that took more than 4 hours to get under control and extinguish.

No homes were damaged, but one firefighter was hurt after twisting his ankle.

Fire officials said the dry weather, high winds, and steep terrain filled with trees made fighting the fire difficult.