Dozens of Tennessee forest fires burns across state

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NASHVILLE (WATE) – As drought continues to plague Tennessee, firefighters continue to battle fires across the state.

Seven new fires started across the state over Thanksgiving weekend. Four of those fires are suspected arson.

The Tennessee Forestry Department says there are currently sixty-six active fires burning 25,892 acres.

More than 50 percent of the active fires in the state were caused by arson, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The State Forester’s Office is offering $2,500 for a tip that leads to an arson arrest and conviction.

LIVE UPDATES: Fires rage in East Tennessee

The arson hotline is 1-800-762-3017 and is answered 24 hours a day. Callers may remain anonymous.

Tennessee has declared a level III state of Emergency and Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed a regional burn ban on 51 counties in Tennessee, including every county in the East Tennessee area.

Major fires include:

  • East Miller Cove (Blount) 1,499 acres, 80% contained
  • Little Brushy (Morgan) 260 acres, 100% contained
  • Stoney Fork (Campbell) 884 acres, 100% contained
  • Beech Grove Rd (Anderson) 327 acres, 100% contained
  • Bald Knob Rd. (Morgan) 1,173 acres, 100% contained
  • Flippers Bend (Hamilton) 981 acres, 100% contained
  • Poe Rd. (Hamilton) 712 acres, 100% contained
  • Mowbray (Hamilton) 899 acres, 98% contained
Tennessee Department of Forestry
Tennessee Department of Forestry

Active fires, November 25

  • Flatwood Rd / Trail #2, Campbell County, 5 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Quail Run Lane, Campbell County, 3 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Ivydale / Trail #2, Campbell County (0% contained)
  • Simpson Road, Cannon County, 0.2 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Hawks Bluff Van Buren, County, 4 acres (100% contained)
  • Sycramore Creek Road, Cannon County, 2 acres, campfire (100% contained)
  • Tiger Creek, Carter County, 45 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Centennial Road, Franklin County, 1 acre, arson (100% contained)
  • William Cove Road, Franklin County, 1 acre, arson (100% contained)
  • Bonnie Oaks #5, Grundy County, 80 acres, arson (95% contained)
  • Hurricane Cove, Grundy County, 51 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • 60th Avenue South, Grundy County, 60 acres, unknown (100% contained)
  • Haley Creek Rd, Grundy County, 4.2 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Little Brushy Brushy, Morgan County, 260 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Tracey Beach Rd, Morgan County, 6 acres, structure (100% contained)
  • DeSoto Drive, Polk County, 2.5 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Shut End Gap, Rhea County, 0.5 acres, unknown (100% contained)
  • Difficult Road, Smith County, 4 acres, unknown (100% contained)
  • Henson Gap Road, Sequatchie County, 15 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Stoney Fork #3, Campbell County, 884 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Lake Forest Road, Meigs County, 3 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Bow Water Rd, Bledsoe County, 6 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Allen Bend Rd, DeKalb County, 1.5 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Sawyers Cemetary #2, Hamilton County, 1.5 acres, break-over (100% contained)
  • Green Pond, Meigs County, 0.5 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Bald Knob Rd, Morgan County, 1173 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Gainsboro Hwy, Putnam County, 0.1 acres, Sawmill (100% contained)
  • Pierce Hill #2, Rhea County, 1 acre, arson (100% contained)
  • Bonair Mountain, White County, 0.1 acres, House (100% contained)
  • Beech Grove Rd, AndersonCounty, 327 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Straight Fork, Scott County, 60 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Luminary / Dustin Lane, Bledsoe County, 10 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Hailey Grove, Cumberland County, 75 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Wilder, Fentress County, 2 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Cedar Mt / Marion Park, Marion County, 2 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Mill Creek, Morgan County, 100 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Pendergrass / Byrdtown, Pickett County, 5 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Pleasant Rd, Rhea County, 10 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Gordonsville, Smith County, 6 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Hwy 70, White County, 3.5 acres, vehicle (100% contained)
  • East Miller Cove, Blount County, 1499 acres, arson (80% contained)
  • Old Mountain Rd, Grainger County, 230 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Cool Branch Rd, Hancock County, 350 acres, arson (50% contained)
  • Bentley Mtn, Polk County, 50 acres,  (100% contained)
  • Pierce Hill Loop, Rhea County, 5 acres, (100% contained)
  • Hensley Chapel Road, White County, 4 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • MM 156 (Interstate 75), Campbell County, 1010 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Big Fork, Marion County, 50 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Hwy 163 / CR 107, McMinn County, 13.3 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Cottonport, Meigs County, 10 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Windstone, Grundy County, 10.6 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Cave Cove, Marion County, 168 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • CR5, McMinn County, 20 acres (100% contained)
  • Hwy-8, Van Buren County, 12 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Sunshine / Daus, Mtn Sequatchie County, 46 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Hobbstown, Sequatchie County, 181 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Needy Mountain Rd, Cocke County, 1076 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Poe, Hamilton 712 vehicle (100% contained)
  • Bench Bluff, Bledsoe County, 2018 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Smith Mountain Rd, Sequatchie County, 960 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Stinking Creek Rd., Campbell County, 10586 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Mowbary, Hamilton County, 899 acres, arson (98% contained)
  • Flippers Bend, Hamilton County, 979 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Cumberland Trail 10, Campbell County, 870 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Lower Caney Valley, Claiborne County, 50 acres, arson (100% contained)
  • Chimney Top, Greene County, 871 acres, campfire (100% contained)

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