3 wildfires contained, monitored for hot spots

Firefighters respond to Lickton Pike for a wildfire on April 1, 2015.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three wildfires broke out Wednesday in Davidson and Van Buren counties.

The first happened at 10 a.m. in a wooded area behind the Kroger at Old Hickory Boulevard and Highway 70 South.

It took firefighters nearly two hours to put out the majority of the flames. It was largely contained around 11:40 a.m. but officials remained at the scene to battle hot spots.

It was initially believed a power line was damaged due to the fire, but News 2 learned at the scene no line was found.

The second wildfire was reported around 1:40 p.m. in the 5300 block of Lickton Pike near Joelton.

Nashville fire officials said around 2 p.m. it was under control but they continue to monitor hot spots.

The third wildfire started at 3:30 p.m. along Highway 111 in Van Buren County.

Officials told News 2 it covered 300 to 400 acres and came close to a building at one point. The fire was mostly contained by 6:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported in either of the fires.

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