Brentwood firefighters assist East Tennessee crews battling wildfires

(Courtesy: City of Brentwood)

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A team of four Brentwood firefighters and a brush truck are helping East Tennessee crews battle more than 13,000 acres of wildfires.

The local crews left Brentwood on Sunday and are expected to be gone for up to a week.

Brentwood Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Goss said Brentwood residents should not worry about resources locally.

“We have a second brush truck which will remain in the city should a need arise here,” he explained.

As of Sunday, there were as many as 74 fires burning in Tennessee involving more than 13,000 acres.

The state has been under a State of Emergency due to the recent worsening drought conditions and numerous fires.

The City of Brentwood will be reimbursed for their resources.

Middle Tennessee is under an air quality alert due to the wildfires Monday. The alert is in effect until midnight.