Fire departments fully extinguish Jefferson Co. fires

Fire departments fully extinguish Jefferson Co. fires


NEW MARKET (WATE) - The New Market Volunteer Fire Department is saying multiple fires that were battled Saturday afternoon have now been put out.

Jefferson, Hamblen, and Sevier County Fire Departments all assisted in response to multiple reported brush fires . The fires were around the area of Old Dandridge Pike, Beaver Creek Rd and Hodges Rd.

A spokesman for NMFD says one man is being charged with reckless burning for starting one of the fires.

At this time, around 114 acres are believed to have been affected.

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