PETROS—The forest fire reported between Oliver Springs and Petros on Sunday grew to 300 acres, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Firefighters were reported to have containment lines around the fire, said Nathan Waters, assistant district forester in the Tennessee Division of Forestry Administration’s East Tennessee District.
The fire, about seven miles northwest of Oliver Springs and a few miles south of Petros, was reported at about 4 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, Waters said the cause was under investigation.
It hadn’t endangered any structures, Waters said Tuesday evening.
Some of the fire, visible from State Route 62 near Back Petros Road, was in steep terrain, and firefighters will have to watch it and make sure it doesn’t “roll over” until the area receives rain, Waters said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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