‘Unless you live on North 19th Street, stay away. We have equipment coming and going-‘ Chief Pack

A dozer from Scott County is being backed up North 19th Street Wednesday at 4pm.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A fire that is far from being under control continues to burn now in its fourth hour above North 19th Street in La Follette.

“Our biggest concern is to protect these homes on 19th and North 21st Streets,” said La Follette Fire Chief Jimmy Pack.

Four dozers and lots of firefighters are battling this wind driven blaze that was first spotted not long after 1pm.

Extremely warm February temperatures are also a challenge for firefighters with LFD, Forestry Service and the Campbell County Rural Fire Service. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/21/2024-4:15PM)