1 injured in Franklin brush fire that destroyed barn

iReport2: Susan Jones
iReport2: Susan Jones

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person was injured in a fire at a farm on Franklin Road Wednesday that was contained by the Franklin Fire Department.

The fire began shortly after 3 p.m. in the 300 block of Franklin Road, between Mack Hatcher Parkway and South Berry’s Chapel.

The fire department said a worker was injured and a barn destroyed in the brush fire that also burned several acres of the Williamson County farm located on the corner of Franklin Road and Mack Hatcher Parkway.

According to Franklin fire and police investigators, a worker was burning a brush pile that got out of control due to dry and windy conditions.

The blaze spread rapidly to a nearby tractor and barn, destroying both. It also spread quickly to the surrounding field and wooded hillside, burning several acres.

The worker was injured while attempting to fight the fire and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 50-year old barn, which was approximately 2,000 square feet, was a total loss.

Nearby roadways were closed for several hours while firefighters battled the fire.

iReport2: Tricia Suess
iReport2: Tricia Suess