POLK COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) –
Firefighters have gained control of three blazes in Polk County.
Cherokee National Forrest
Spokeswoman Nina Barrow says 70 firefighters from USDA Forest Service, Tennessee Division of Forestry,
and East and West Polk Volunteer Fire Departments continue to patrol the fires in extreme heat.
Hundreds of acres went up in
flames since the fire began last week, including 223 acres near Goforth Creek east of Benton, 420 acres in the
Iron Mountain Chase, just north of the Conasauga River, and 57 acres around
Barrow says the fire near Coon
Creek increased by seven acres Sunday night, but quick work by firefighters stopped the flames from growing any further.
The Conasauga River Trail is
closed until Thursday.
The parking area at Goforth
Creek has reopened.
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updates as they become available.