COSBY, Tenn. (WATE) — Multiple agencies were responding to an active wildfire in Cosby late Monday evening, according to the Cocke County Fire Department. Officials say “numerous” homes have been saved.
Fire crews are responding to the Wilton Springs area of Cosby near Nations Road and Country Square Road.
By Tuesday morning, the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency said that the Wilton Springs fire was 50% contained. There was no estimate on burned acres.
“A few county assets and personnel remain in place to assist Forestry,” the post stated Tuesday morning. “NUMEROUS homes were saved!!!”
Details about the size of the fire were not immediately available. No evacuations have been ordered. Call 911 if you or someone you know is in danger.
The Cocke County Fire Department, Tennessee Division of Forestry, Cosby Fire Department and Grassy Fork Fire Department are all responding to the scene.
Cocke County Schools announced on Monday that all schools will be closed on Tuesday due to threat of wildfires. Classes are set to resume on Monday, Nov. 27 following the Thanksgiving break.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.