Rain helps firefighters put out Rockford brush fire

Rain helps firefighters put out Rockford brush fire

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Firefighters were called to Self Hollow Road around 2:15 a.m. when flames were seen in the area. Firefighters were called to Self Hollow Road around 2:15 a.m. when flames were seen in the area.

ROCKFORD (WATE) - A fire near Rockford burned dozens of acres of brush and trees early Monday.

Firefighters were called to Self Hollow Road around 2:15 a.m. when flames were seen in the area.

About 100 acres were thought to be scorched by the fire before the rain came through and extinguished it.

No buildings were damaged though the fire came within 200 yards of one structure.

Rain that fell in the area a short time after the fire started helped firefighters put out the fire, but they remained in the area to watch for hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but neighbors told forestry officials that it seemed suspicious, given the location.

Blount County firefighters and forestry crews both helped to control the fire.

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