Large brush fire breaks out in Nashville near Cheatham County line

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Crews with the Nashville Fire Department battled a large brush fire Tuesday afternoon not far from the Cheatham County line.

The fire broke out after 1:30 p.m. on top of a hill on Libble Road in a rural area between Ashland City Highway and the Cumberland River.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

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Fire department spokesman Brian Haas told News that by 1:40 p.m., flames had encompassed around five acres of land.

Hours later, News 2 learned it had spread to cover at least 10, possibly 20, acres in total.

“It is a tough place for fires. We’ve had them out here before, but nothing as bad as this,” said neighbor Kitty Munson.

Officials said the flames were difficult to reach up the steep hill in rough terrain. The cause remains unknown at this time.

No homes were evacuated or damaged, and no one was injured.