SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Brush fires that were burning across Sevier County has been contained, according to the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency.

On Saturday, SCEMA shared that there were brush fires as high winds impacted East Tennessee. The winds caused multiple fires and wind-related incidents.

(Photo: Sevier County EMA)

Around 6:35 p.m. yesterday, most of the brush fires were being contained by responding crews, including Sevier County Fire/Rescue. Here’s the list of those who were affected by the brush fires:

• Natures Trail – 1/4 acres: controlled
• Regal Court – 1/2 acres: controlled
• Camp Smoky Lane – 1/4 acres: controlled
• Bear Mountain Lane – 1/2 acre: controlled
• Jones Cove Road – 1/2 acres: controlled
• Estates/Oak Hill Drive – 1/4 acre: controlled
• Zion Hill Road – 2 acres: controlled
• Bales Way – unknown: controlled
• Thomas Crossroads – 4-5 acres: controlled
• Jones Cove/Russell Hollow – controlled
• Kellum Creek – controlled

“Thank you to the quick response by all of our first responders and the professionalism they served our county with today,” said Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters.

According to SCEMA, crews responded to 21 brush fires, four grass fires, one structure fire (minimal damage) and an additional 21 utility emergencies.

There was no reported “loss of structures.”

Along with the reported brush and grass fires, dispatch received over 384 calls for service including 21 utility emergencies. Wind speeds were recorded as high as 76 mph on Cove Mountain.

Responding agencies were also Catons Chapel Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department, Gatlinburg Fire Department, Northview Volunteer Fire Department, Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Pittman Center Volunteer Fire Department, Sevier County Ambulance Service, Sevier County Central Dispatch, Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Sevier County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Sevierville Fire Department, Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, Tennessee Division of Forestry, Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Wears Valley Volunteer Fire Department and more.

“Winds and downed lines made for difficult conditions,” SCEMA posted on social media.

Sevier County fire personnel began responding to the reported multiple brush fires on Saturday due to the weather conditions.

“Please (be) aware due to high winds a fire may spread quickly,” Sevier County EMA stated in a social media post at 4:50 p.m. “Therefore, be aware of your surroundings. Emergency personnel ask that you yield the roadway and follow any requests from emergency personnel. Also, please refrain from any open burning with high winds.”

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Meanwhile, in Knox County, crews were also working multiple brushfires believed to have been caused by downed power lines due to the high winds.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.