Some residents from Mowbray Mountain fire can return home

MOWBRAY MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WDEF) – Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Weddington now says people who live on Arnat Drive and Bonnelia Circle can return to their homes.

No structures have been damaged.

But earlier in the day, 30 homes were endangered by the wildfires.

Air drops with fire retardant on Mowbray Mountain continued until dusk.

No injuries have been reported.

Meanwhile, crews from Florida are now helping fight the Flipper Bend Fire on Signal Mountain.

They will join multiple fire agencies from the Tennessee Valley and Nevada to battle the flames.

The Signal Mountain blazes have threatened 26 homes in the Boston Branch subdivision.

Authorities voluntarily evacuated residents on Little Bend Road last night.

64 people left the neighborhood and are staying with family or friends.

No structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported.

FEMA has authorized federal funds to reimburse 75 percent of the costs needed to battle the fires on Signal Mountain.


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