The Metro Moore County Fire Department was called to the scene of a brushfire on Fletcher Rd., near Raysville Rd. in Moore County on Friday afternoon that was at first thought to be threatening nearby structures. According to Moore County Fire Chief Mark Neal, firefighters managed to get the blaze under control in about 45 minutes, but not before approximately 20 acres had been burned.
“The subject was trying to burn some grass and it got out of hand,” added Chief Neal. “It burned a little bit onto the Cumberland Springs area, about an acre. But we stopped it before it crossed the road.”
Chief Neal said the Moore County Fire Department was assisted by the Tullahoma Fire Department, the North Franklin Fire Department and the Tennessee Division of Forestry, along with the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. As a reminder, Chief Neal said that burn permits are required from Oct. 15 to May 15. They may be obtained by calling 1-877-350-BURN.