Crews in Rutherford County battled a six acre brush fire early Friday evening.
The fire was reported at Paw Paw Spring and Independent Hill roads.
Sheriff Robert Arnold told Nashville's News 2 the land consisted of undergrowth with lots of leaves.
He added a potential danger existed because a pipeline was located in the direction the blaze was headed.
The land's owner, Donald Powell, was issued a citation for burning without a permit.
No additional information was released.