Cocke Co. Fire Dept. investigates series of fires on I-40

Cocke Co. Fire Dept. investigates series of fires on I-40

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NEWPORT (WATE) - Cocke County firefighters are investigating a series of suspicious fires that happened along Interstate 40 Sunday afternoon.

Cocke County Fire Chief William Smallwood says crews had to extinguish eight to ten small fires along the interstate.

The fires were sparked on an eight-mile stretch from mile markers 432 to 440 near Newport.

Chief William said it took about two hours to put out all of the flames.

Traffic was not blocked, but it was slowed down.

He said no one was injured and no major damage was done.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire and searching for a possible suspect.

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