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Large Brush Fire Continues To Burn In Greenbrier

Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 17:12:08-04

A large brush fire in Robertson County continues to burn around a day after it sparked.

It started as a 3-acre fire around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday near South Mount Pleasant Road and Interstate 65 in Greenbrier.

Nearby buildings surrounding the fire were abandoned, leaving officials trying to figure out what sparked the massive blaze.

Flames could be seen reaching heights of 20-feet as it burned in the middle of the woods. The abandoned structures have also been damaged.

Officials said rain expected Thursday could help eliminate most of the flames, but they added the fire would smolder for several days.

Six fire departments have assisted in fighting the fire. 

No injuries had been reported.

Authorities said the cause of the fire remained under investigation.