STONEY FORK, TN (WLAF) – Here’s an update at 4pm on Thursday on the Stoney Fork forest fire. The fire has grown to 60 acres, according to the Tennessee Division of Forestry. However, firefighters have the fire 70% contained.
Two fires, not too far apart the way the crow flies, are burning near the Campbell-Anderson County line. One is at Stoney Fork at this hour on the Campbell side.
The fire in Campbell County began last night and grew to 40 acres early Thursday morning. The Tennessee Division of Forestry (TDF) has just reported that that fire is down to 35 acres and is 50% contained. Units with Caryville and La Follette Fire Departments are battling that fire along with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service, Campbell County EMA and Forestry Service firefighters. LFD sent its Brush Unit and two firefighters.
The staging area is the Stoney Fork Volunteer Fire Department building on Clinchmore Road.
A fire, between Morley and Jellico, that has burned nearly 300 acres for several days, is listed as active by the TDF. It’s 100% contained after being deemed inactive for a short time.
A fire in Anderson County near the New River Highway is 80% contained. That is a 100 acre fire. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/10/2022-2:30PM)