Brush fire burns several acres near Cheatham County

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Nashville Fire Department responded to a bush fire early Monday afternoon not far from Cheatham County.

The blaze broke out around 1:30 p.m. near Little Marrowbone Road in the northwest portion of Nashville.

A few hours later about 4 p.m., the firefighters began clearing the scene after they contained the fire that burned at least five acres.

Officials told News 2 a home is about 100 yards from where the land burned, but it was not damaged.

The cause remains unknown at this time.

Tennessee is still experiencing drought conditions as little to no rain has fallen recently. Burn bans remain in effect for much of the state as wildfires continue to burn thousands of acres.

“You just have to be extremely careful. Davidson County has a ban on any type of open burning right now, and I think that’s throughout the whole state, but you just got to be very conscientious of burning anything in your hard at this time,” said Asst. Fire Chief Chuck Hoover.

For more on burn bans and what you need to know, visit BurnSafeTN.org.