SEVIER CO., Tenn. (WATE) — Emergency crews have contained a brush fire that broke out in the Johnson Hollow area of Sevier County on Monday.
A Sevier County spokesperson announced the six-acre fire was 100% contained around 10 p.m. No damage to structures was reported.
Residents may see emergency crews in the area on Wednesday morning as they monitor the site. Smoke may linger in the Johnson Hollow area throughout Monday.
“Thanks to the quick report from the public and a swiftly coordinated response from surrounding agencies, the fire was quickly contained,” said Sevier County Fire/Rescue Chief David Puckett. “This is a great reminder to exercise extreme caution when operating outdoors during dry conditions.”
Recent drought-like conditions across East Tennessee have led to elevated fire danger and crews have had to extinguish blazes in several counties. A 500-acre blaze in Cocke County was estimated to be 60% contained as of Tuesday.
The Tennessee Division of Forestry is on the scene to assist in the effort.