HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — All evacuation orders have been lifted as a wildfire near Rogersville is now 100% contained, according to the Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency.
Evacuations had previously been ordered for the areas of Austin Mill, Tuggle Hill, Big Spring and Guntown Road.
An emergency shelter was set up at the Hawkins County Rescue Squad at 955 E. McKinney Ave. in Rogersville, according to the Hawkins County Rescue Squad.
As of 10:48 p.m., Hawkins County EMA Director Jamie Miller said Division of Forestry and local fire crews remained on the scene.
The fire had burned over 100 acres by 4:55 p.m., according to the EMA.
No homes were damaged.
Firefighters initially responded to the wind-driven blaze around 1 p.m.
Due to hazardous fire weather conditions, the National Weather Service had issued a Red Flag Warning for all of East Tennessee. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring or expected. Strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Several agencies responded to the fire, including Hawkins County fire departments, sheriff’s office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Division of Forestry, and neighboring agencies.