Huge brush fire consumes acres of land in Robertson County

(Photo: WKRN)

GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WKRN) – Multiple fire agencies battled a huge brush fire at a Greenbrier lumber yard in Robertson County Tuesday night.

According to Smokey Barn News, about 30 firefighters responded to the scene near the North Star Lumber Yard off Mt. Pleasant Road around 6:45 p.m.

(Courtesy: Smokey Barn News)
(Courtesy: Smokey Barn News)

Three acres and three buildings connected to the lumber yard were consumed by flames.

Dry conditions, wind and lack of nearby water made extinguishing the fire difficult.

The fire continued to gain momentum and fuel the fire from trees, structures, and leftover wood piles that are roughly 10 to 15 feet deep.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The Tennessee Division of Forestry service arrived with special equipment to build trenches and create a barrier around the fire, which is a standard wildfire suppression tactic.

No injuries were reported.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s