Firefighters battling forest fire in Hampton near Watauga Lake

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CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – State and federal forest officials are working to put out a forest fire in Carter County near Watauga Lake. We are told by authorities that this fire is burning in the Hampton, Tennessee area.

Officials have notified hikers and campers in this area about the spreading fire. Helicopters are expected to be brought in Sunday morning to assist with extinguishing the blaze. Officials have now cleared the scene but expect to be back during daylight hours.

We will continue to follow these developments and pass along updates as we get them.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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