Mowbray Mountain Brush Fire

Hamilton County, TN (WDEF) Officials suspect human involvement for a brush fire that burned hundreds of acres on Mowbray Mountain.

Fire Crews from Soddy Daisy battled the blaze for several hours last night before thunderstorms helped put the fire out.

Now investigators are working the Tennessee Division of Forestry to find the culprits responsible.

Soddy Daisy Fire Chief Mike Guffey says, "It started out as an, about a two acre fire and within ten to fifteen minutes we had a ten to fifteen acre fire, due to the high winds and everything. Within just a matter of hours it had climbed completely to the top of the mountain and was moving both ways on the side of the mountain."

Investigators are now looking at whether or not the fire was intentionally set.

Categories: Hamilton County, Local News

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