Crews Extinguish Brush Fire On Greer Road

Posted at 2:37 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 23:44:59-05

Crews have extinguished a brush fire in Goodlettsville near the Joelton area.

The call of the fire came in around 11:23 a.m. Saturday in the woods near the 2500 block of Greer Road.

Authorities said they were unsure how many acres were involved. Around 2:30 p.m. crews confirmed they had gotten the fire down, but they added the wind and dry leaves were not helping the process.

PHOTOS: Crews Fight Brush Fire On Greer Road

As of Saturday afternoon, no injuries had been reported and there was no confirmation that any homes were immediately threatened by the fire.

Just after 3 p.m. officials said the fire was contained. It was originally believed to be 40 to 50 acres in size; however, after surveying the fire from the air and ground, authorities said it had gone down to only ten acres.

The fire was down near a valley, and around 50 firefighters fought the flames.

"Basically the guys are walking a mile back into the valley," said Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Hoover. "There's no way we can get all three vehicles in because it's so steep, decline is, and they're all wearing structural fire fighter [gear], which also makes it difficult to fight."

ATV’s were used to transport portable water tanks to help.

Around 5:30 p.m. authorities confirmed the fire was out. They remained on scene for about a half hour after extinguishing the flames as a precaution.