No fire found at Blackberry Mountain viewing area

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WALLAND, Tenn. (WATE) – Blount County crews responded to a call for an overnight fire at a Blackberry Mountain viewing platform, but it turned out to be smoke settling from a nearby prescribed burn.

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Reports of the fire came in a little after midnight. A manager at Blackberry Farms says smoke from a prescribed burn in Monroe County settled on that area of the mountain and fire crews were called out of caution.

No fire was found.

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