Crews respond to brush fire along Milligan Highway


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Firefighters responded to a brush fire Wednesday night along a section of Milligan Highway near Happy Valley.

Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier said the fire stretched for about 100 yards next to the highway and burned up a steep hill toward the Tweetsie Trail.

Carrier said that by 7:30 p.m., firefighters had knocked out the worst parts of the fire and were working to extinguish hotspots.

A spokesperson with the Fire Marshal told News Channel 11 Thursday morning that crews stayed until 9 p.m. to ensure the fire and all the hotspots were out. The spokesperson said that around 1 acre burned during the brush fire.

(Video courtesy of James Parker)

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