Local agencies respond to numerous weekend brush fires

Jake Old • Mar 6, 2017 at 5:16 PM

Local emergency and fire agencies responded to several brush fires across the county Saturday and Sunday.

Wilson County Emergency Agency officials said firefighters responded to nine confirmed brush fires in the county on Saturday.

Mt. Juliet Fire Department also reported multiple brush fires. Burn permits are required to burn within city limits, and no burn permits were issued Sunday due to high winds.

Low humidity, gusty winds and dry conditions allowed fires to spread quickly. Sunday was sunny with a high temperature of about 67 degrees and wind gusts as high as 20 mph.

Residents were asked not to burn, even with a burn permit, due to the conditions.

Mt. Juliet firefighters responded to a brush fire Sunday, one on Old Lebanon Dirt Road near Nighthawk Lane just before 2 p.m. that involved 2 acres of land and a shed. That fire was reportedly started from someone burning limbs and brush.

WEMA officials reported another fire Sunday in the woods at the 2600 block of West Saulsbury Road near Lebanon at about 12:30 p.m. Officials had the fire under control within a couple of hours.

No injuries were reported in the weekend fires. 

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