Firefighters Battle Thursday Wildland Fire

November 7, 2008
Wildland Fire

The DeKalb County Fire Department was called to a reported forest fire on Ponder Road near Center Hill Lake Thursday.

According to Lieutenant Brad Mullinax, when fire units arrived, they discovered about 10 acres of wildland was burning. DeKalb 911 also dispatched members of the Tennessee Division of Forestry to assist in controlling the fire.

The fire was in a remote location and no structures were in immediate danger. Firefighters worked vigorously for about 4 hours before finally containing the blaze which, by then, had burned approximately 20 acres.

The DeKalb County Fire Department responded with its brush truck and an engine from the Main Station. Due to the large extent of the fire, volunteers from across the county were called in to assist.

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