KFD: 4-acre brush fire under control, cause appears to be ‘accidental’

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: The four-acre brush is now under control, according to the Knoxville Fire Department. Crews said they believe the cause of the fire to be “accidental.”

“At one point the wind caused concerns with exposures to several structures that were ultimately unharmed during the incident,” KFD said in a news release.

Seven fire companies, along with the State Forestry working for roughly two-and-a-half hours to bring the fire under control.

EARLIER REPORT

The Knoxville Fire Department is working the scene of an active brush fire on the 3500 block of Gap Road.

According to a post from the Knoxville Police Department, multiple roads are blocked as crews are working to contain the fire.

The Knoxville Fire Department will release more information as it becomes available.

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