In addition to two wildfires in the East Tennessee region, four flared up over the weekend. While different things caused the fires, all have flourished in the low humidity the area has experienced recently.
Forestry crews are fighting to contain a forest fire that was set by a structure fire off Dodson Road in Knox County early Monday morning.
Officials believe cigarettes are to blame for two new fires in Monroe County. Both ignited on Sunday. The first is a nine acre blaze on Scenic River Road. The other, an eight acre fire, is off Highway 68. An underground fire is continuing to smolder in Lake Heights near Tellico Plains.
The cause of a Morgan County fire is still under investigation. The ten acre fire is burning off Tunnel Hill Road. It began on Sunday.
A two acre fire off West Robbins Rd. in Scott County officials say was caused by arson is now out.
Authorities are also continuing to monitor a fire behind Wesley Woods in Blount County.
Those thinking of burning debris are urged to exercise caution or put off burning until the area receives more rain.