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Brush fire on Mowbray Mountain causes serious damage

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Channel 3 has learned the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1413 Hotwater Road to reports of a brush fire involving a 2-car garage and 2 exterior buildings.

The Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department tells Channel 3 firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire to keep it from spreading to adjacent homes.

The homeowners told fire officials they had been burning trash in a 55 gallon barrel Tuesday morning.

The homeowners' next door neighbors noticed they had damages to their 2-car garage as well as two exterior buildings containing a lot of welding equipment.

Fire officials also tell us that several ATV's were also damaged along with personal items. At this time the dollar amount of damages are undetermined.  

John Schultz, Air Pollution Control said the homeowners will be sited for illegal material burning, no burning permit from Air Pollution Control or Tennessee Forestry, and leaving the fire unattended.

Penalties can go up to $25,000 per violation. No one was injured.

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