Crews contain fire on Anderson Road in Carter County

Carter County, TN (WJHL)  — James Heaton with the Tennessee Division of Forestry tells News Channel 11 they have since contained a 15 acre fire on Anderson Road in Carter County.

A News Channel 11 crew spotted the fire burning within a quarter mile of a home and about half a mile from several homes Monday night.

Fire crews from Unicoi and Carter Counties were getting help from the Tennessee Division of Forestry.

A bulldozer was brought in to help cut a fire line.

Heaton said the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, but it is believed to be caused by a power line. He said wind could have blown tree limbs into the line.

According to Heaton, some nearby homes were threatened earlier in the night, but at midnight he said homes and structures were no longer threatened.

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