TOP PHOTO: Near Stoney Fork Road, a fire has burned 40 acres since Wednesday night, according to the Tennessee Division of Forestry.
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Wednesday at 10pm, a forest fire was burning near two homes on Stoney Fork Road.
Firefighters with the Caryville and Stoney Fork Volunteer Fire Departments along with a forestry crew out of Hawkins County saved the two homes from the nearby flames at 6589 Stoney Fork Road. There were no injuries.
“The forest fire was still burning at 3:00am when we left, and the Forestry crew stayed,” said Caryville Fire Chief Eddie Hatmaker. The chief goes on to say that there is no burning allowed in Campbell County until a good rain falls. “The woods are really, really dry,” said Hatmaker.
According to the Tennessee Division of Forestry, the Stoney Fork fire is active and covers some 40 acres. It is not contained.
Earlier this month, a fire burned 293 acres, based on a TDF report, near Hwy 25W between Morley and Jellico here in Campbell County. That fire is contained, and it remains active as of Thursday morning. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/10/2022-8AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF CARYVILLE FIRE CHIEF EDDIE HATMAKER)