200 acres burning in English Mountain forest fire

WATE 6 On Your Side Staff - Update Monday night:

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the fire is about 220 acres but is 70 percent contained. Thirteen Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry personnel were there Monday night and firefighting efforts were set to continue through the night.


ENGLISH MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WATE) - Crews in Sevier County are trying to reach a fire on the Sevier County side of English Mountain.

Firefighters were unable to access the fire because of rough terrain. The Division of Forestry has taken over containment efforts.

The Forestry reports the containment lines cover about 200 acres, but the blaze is under control. They want people in the area to know smoke may be visible.

No homes or business are near the flames and are not at risk at this time. No one has been injured in the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more and will update this story when more details become available.

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