40-acre forest fire in Anderson County now contained, Sevier County fire quickly knocked out

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ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: A 40-acre forest fire is now contained in Anderson County.

The U.S. Forest Service confirmed the fire was contained to WATE 6 On Your Side as of Saturday evening.

Forestry crews from multiple counties had been working to contain a 40-acre forest fire overnight in Rocky Top.

According to the State Forestry Division, no buildings or homes were threatened by the fire.

Forestry crews also responded to the scene of a fire in Sevier County on Saturday on Wildwood Forest Way, roughly between one to two acres. The U.S. Forest Service credited fire departments in the county for quickly taking care of the fire.

During this time of the year, the U.S. Forest Service is reminding people to be cautious while outdoors. The agency is encouraging people to make sure campfires are extinguished when leaving a campsite and to be mindful of your surroundings.

The cause of each fire has yet to be determined.

Earlier Report: Firefighters respond to forest fire in Anderson County

Wildland firefighters from multiple counties were on the scene of a 30-acre forest fire in Anderson County Friday night, according to U.S. Forest Service dispatch.

The forest fire was located west of downtown Rocky Top.

Nathan Waters with the U.S. Forest Service said late Friday that no buildings or homes were threatened from the fire. Forestry crews from Knox, Campbell and Anderson counties responded to the fire.

Waters also encouraged people to use caution while they are out and to put out campfires when you leave, etc.

Information about the fire on the state’s wildland fire website states the fire was 70% contained just after 10 p.m.

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