hawkins county fire
ROGERSVILLE, Tennessee – People were evacuated in Hawkins County Friday as a major fire broke out in the Austin Mill and Guntown areas.
State officials confirmed that a fire broke out in the Rogersville area near 204 Henard Road via the state’s website.
As of 3 p.m., the fire was listed as “0% contained.” Several emergency responders, including the Tennessee Department of Forestry, were dispatched to the scene, according to Nathan Waters of the department.
Evacuations have been ordered for those who live in the Austin Mill, Tugle Hill, Big Spring and Guntown Road areas.
No injuries were reported, but the first house was destroyed. The second house was only slightly damaged.
The missionaries said the gusty winds were “constantly” changing direction and spreading fire.
The NWS said the fire risk is high in the area due to a combination of dry conditions and warmer temperatures.
and strong winds that will continue into the evening, saying any fires will likely spread quickly.