KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Residents of Renegade Mountain in Cumberland County have been cleared to return after a wildfire in the area.
Emergency officials in Cumberland County announced late Wednesday that residents of Renegade Mountain and Godsey Road could safely return to their homes after the blaze broke out in the early afternoon.
The Crossville/Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency posted on Facebook that crews were fighting a fire threatening multiple structures on Renegade Mountain. The fire covered 15 acres according to the Tennessee Department of Forestry’s wildfire map.
The public was asked to avoid the area. A temporary shelter was established at Crab Orchard Christian Church located at 217 Wheeler Lane for residents as they are urged to evacuate. The American Red Cross is also working to support residents affected.
Burn bans across the East Tennessee region began cropping up last weekend as wildfires began amid dry and windy conditions.