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Monday, April 16, 2018

Del Rio woodland fire
A brush fire off South Highway 107 in Del Rio got out of control Friday night, but was finally contained Saturday morning after 40 acres of woodland had burned. Captain Danny Shelton of the Cocke County Fire Department tells the NewsSource his agency was dispatched after the blaze spread out of control. A Tennessee Department of Forestry bulldozer was used to build a fire line around the blaze however the flames jumped the line and continued to spread. Personnel with the Del Rio and Long Creek Volunteer Fire Departments also responded to the scene and assisted in the overnight firefighting efforts. The blaze was finally controlled at about 5:30 am on Saturday. Although several structures were threatened by the flames, firefighters were able to protect them and no buildings were lost. Captain Shelton said he does not know if the property owner had a burn permit for the fire. Burn permits are required in Tennessee from October 15 through May 15. Anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Division of Forestry.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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  • Jefferson City arrests
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  • Corker nominated for judgeship
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  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
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