Multi-acre brush fire spreads to Rutherford Co. home

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Weeks of no rain provided the perfect fuel for a brush fire in Rutherford County.

The fire marked the second one in the the past 24 hours. Firefighters in Williamson county also battled a brush fire there.

On Wednesday, multiple crews spent hours to contain a brush fire on at least ten acres of Gum Puckett Road.

News 2 spoke with Matt Neely who had some of his acreage burned in the fire,

“We’re in a drought, it hasn’t rained in forever. The grass is dry, I mean it’s just tinder waiting to go up.”

Less than a mile from where the fire broke out is the family nudist park, Rock Haven.

Neely said neighbors from Rock Haven were the first to notice the fire,

“Over in Rock Haven they initially saw the smoke and they were good enough, they came over. They have their own personal fire trucks, so they started it over here.”

The fire reached one neighbor’s home, melting the siding.

The man who lives there told News 2, he’s grateful he and his children are okay.

Lieutenant Matthew Lupo with Rutherford County Fire & Rescue said the fire is still under investigation,

“We are unsure what exactly caused this.”

Lupo added that ongoing dry conditions mean its crucial for people to adhere to the burn ban,

“Just be careful with discarding cigarettes, just watch what you do with any open flame type items.”

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Crews battled a brush fire in Rutherford County Wednesday afternoon that spread eight to 10 acres.

Multiple crews responded to a brush fire in the 6500 block of Gum Puckett Road off Bradyville Pike around 1:15 p.m.

According to officials, the fire started in a field and spread to a woodline. The fire eventually reached the yard of a residence on Gum Puckett which melted the home’s siding.

This is a developing story, stay with News 2 on air and online.

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