Firefighters contain fire off I-75 in Campbell Co.

The fire in Campbell County started Saturday.

Update on Oct. 17: A fire near Interstate 75 in Campbell County is contained, according to state forestry officials.

The fire started Saturday near the Devil's Racetrack hiking trail by Caryville and Jacksboro.

State forestry officials said they set up containment lines that allow the fire to burn about 250 acres, but not spread further.

Original Story on Oct. 16: A forest fire has been reported at the Devil's Racetrack in Caryville.

Campbell County Dispatch tells us the fire started Saturday. The smoke is visible from Interstate 75 mile marker 137.

The Campbell County Sheriff Public Information Officer tells us that the fire is currently not threatening structures or homes in the area.

The Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is working to fight the fire. We have a reporter on the scene gathering the latest information.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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