Firefighters, civilian trapped in Hawkins County mountain fire now in safe location

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Firefighters and one other person trapped in a mountain fire in Church Hill Tuesday night were reported to be in a safe location.

According to Church Hill dispatch, the call about the fire between Mountain View Road and Laurel Run Park Road came in around 7 p.m.

Firefighters with Carters Valley and Goshen Valley fire departments were trapped in the fire and two officers were called to the scene.

Authorities on-scene responded to a brush fire at Laurel Run Park Road and while responding they received word about a missing person at a nearby area.

The firefighters were able to locate the missing person, but got trapped by the mountain fire.

According to dispatch around 10:30 p.m., the firefighters and the civilian that were trapped were reportedly in a safe location.

One civilian and one firefighter were injured in the fire. The civilian was reportedly taken to Holston Valley Medical Center with a leg injury. The firefighter had a shoulder injury from a fall.

The fire is reportedly still burning.

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