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Crews battle brush fire in Davidson County

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Several acres were burned in the brush fire on Monday. (WSMV) Several acres were burned in the brush fire on Monday. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Crews battled a brush fire in western Davidson County on Monday.

Several acres burned in a field behind a home on Little Marrowbone Road near Grays Pointe Road before the fire was contained.

“Being in the valley, we do have some challenges getting back there to it,” said Assistant Chief Chuck Hoover with the Nashville Fire Department. “We did have pretty good access to this location. We were able to get the fire equipment up there and use the hose lines.”

The department is reminding residents of the dangers of starting fires during drought conditions.

Fire officials are now preparing for more wildfires as the drought continues.

Nashville Fire Department Deputy Director Mike Franklin said anyone who goes camping or builds a fire in their backyard needs to be extremely careful and extinguish all embers before leaving the fire unattended.

“If could blow 200 to 300 yards away. You won’t even see the fire begin. Next thing you know, you’ve got a hill fire on the side of the hill when you started a campfire in the valley, and it blows up, catches the hillside on fire,” Franklin said.

There is a permanent ban on open fires in Davidson County.

There is also a county-wide burn ban in Wilson County. Fire officials there say they have responded to 75 outdoor fires since the beginning of October.

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