Brush fire consumes around 80 acres in Gatlinburg

(Graphic: WKRN)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – A brush fire in the Pittman Center area near Gatlinburg is 100 percent contained after growing from 60 to 80 acres.

Around 20 fire departments and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency were on the scene fighting the flames near Branam Hollow Road.

Bulldozers were also brought in since the fire was getting close to the Cobbly Nob area.

Crews are expected to remain on the scene through the night to address hot spots.

One utility worker suffered minor injuries but refused an ambulance.

There are no reports of damage to structures and there are no evacuations in place due to the fire.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park says all visitors centers and most roads are currently closed due to high winds and downed trees. US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina is also temporarily closed due to high winds.

A shelter was also set up in Pigeon Forge for anyone impacted by the wind or power outages.