Knoxville Firefighters Continue Battling ‘Man-Made’ Fire Near Lynnhurst Cemetery

Structure threatened as Knoxville Fire Department responds to wildfire in Fountain City (Courtesy: KFD)

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) UPDATE: A now 3-acre brush fire near the Lynnhurst Cemetery in North Knoxville is said to be “human-caused.”

Knoxville Fire Department officials upgrading the size of the fire late Friday afternoon, adding that the blaze on the ridge behind Lynnhurst Cemetery was man-made.

No structures have been damaged by the fire, and no injuries have been reported.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Knoxville Fire Department is currently on the scene of a two-acre wildfire in Fountain City.

KFD officials say the fire is located on the ridge behind Lynnhurst Cemetery.

According to officials, as of 2:00 o’clock Friday afternoon, one structure was threatened but not on fire, adding that a hand crew, a team of firefighters tasked with constructing firelines, was on the scene.


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