Downed power line ignites 'major' Armstrong County brush fire

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Officials said no injuries were reported in the fire, which authorities were alerted to around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.

Crews from the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department were called to a brush fire on Summit Road on Thursday. Seymour Volunteer Fire Department also activated the Wildland Task Force to help.

Heaton said the brush fire was in the vicinity of Gum Hollow Road in Carter County, and that smoke was visible in the surrounding areas.

Sevier County dispatchers tell 10News a brush fire in the 1400 block of Hansard Drive was called in around 10:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Fire police on the scene said the blaze was quickly extinguished once firefighters arrived. Tanner said the Emerson Avenue fire burned about eight acres and the Whippoorwill Road fire burned seven acres.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but crews believe it to be accidental.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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