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Wildfire Out on Mowbray Mountain

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Dry conditions led to a fire on Mowbray Mountain.

The fire began late Friday afternoon.  A man who lives on the mountain was welding something to his car, and accidentally sparked the fire in his yard. He tried to put it out, but it spread to the mountainous terrain, making it difficult to fight the fire. 

 Three fire companies, as well as the forestry division worked to put the fire out.  Amy Maxwell, spokeswoman for Hamilton County EMS says firefighters had to wet the terrain and the trees above the fire, in order to get it under control. That caused the flames to run into the wet terrain as it spread. 

No houses were damaged by the fire, which burned about 10 acres.  A firefighter went to the hospital suffering from heat exhaustion.

 

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