Firefighters contain Church Hill fire that’s burned 250 acres

CHURCH HILL, TN (WJHL) – Forestry officials say a fire burning in Hawkins County is 100% contained.

The Tennessee Department of Forestry said fire teams put lines up around the fire in Church Hill Thursday night and they also backfired it, meaning they set fires to counter it.

250 acres have burned and crews said a log cabin was near the fire but it has not been damaged.

On Tuesday night, a group of firefighters became trapped while rescuing a man from the fire.

All of them made it out safely.

Crews believe the fire is the result of arson.

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