UPDATE: Roberts Mill Road Brush Fire Under Control
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Tennessee Forestry Division says that all 30 acres of the brush fire off Roberts Mill Road are now under control, according to Hamilton County officials.
**Photo from Hamilton County Emergency Services.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – According to Hamilton County officials, the windy conditions Sunday caused the brush fires to jump the fire breaks that had been established Saturday. The brush fire began to spread on Signal Mountain.
Officials say that the Tennessee Forestry Division have been working on the fire all night.
Tennessee Forestry Division investigators attribute the 2-day fire to a campfire that was not extinguished by campers before the campers left the area.
According to officials, firefighters and the Forestry Divison personnel are continuing to dig fire breaks with a goal to have the brush fire under control by dusk tonight. Currently, 20 acres burns under control but there are now 10 additional acres that are not yet under control.
Also, officials report there have been no injuries and no structure endangerment with the fire as the fire is contained to the woods.
In addition to the Tennessee Forestry Division, Walden’s Ridge Emergency Services, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Sequoyah Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Mowbray Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, STARS, Lone Oak Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue, and Mutal Aid Chief Mike Williams have been working to control the fire according to Hamilton County officials.
Roberts Mill Road is closed due to fire personnel and equipment on the road – officials do not have a time frame for reopening the road.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – On Saturday, crews spent much of the afternoon working to contain a brush fire on Signal Mountain off Roberts Mill Road that grew to 20 acres.
Today, Hamilton County officials say that windy conditions have caused the brush fire to jump the fire breaks.
Several fire departments have been called back out to Roberts Mill Road to continue to fight the fires.
News 12 will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.