Update 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: The Neddy Mountain fire in Cocke County is now 75 percent contained, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture said Tuesday afternoon.
Helicopters and ground crews have been fighting the fire which has grown to 885 acres since the weekend.
PREVIOUS STORY: U.S. Highway 25/70 in Cocke County reopened late Monday afternoon after crews spent the day fighting back against a fire that's been threatening some homes.
Authorities shut down the highway at 9 a.m. Monday due to the fire on Neddy Mountain.
Officials say its been 50 years since they've seen the mountain burn like this.
For now, crews are doing all they can to keep the flames from spreading.
On Sunday night, a volunteer fire department fought all night to keep the fire from the Styles home, located just beyond where the road was shut down.
"I've never been this close to a forest fire and it's not a good feeling," Johnny Styles said.
Crews worked on back burns along the road Monday to eliminate possible fuel for the wildfire.
As of Monday evening, the Neddy Mountain fire was 75 percent contained.
However, with thick smoke in the air the ends seems far off for nearby residents.
"I don't like to see it like this. I like to come out here and drink coffee and look at the mountains and it's gonna be a long time before that's happening again," Styles said.
The Cocke County Emergency Management Agency said there is no timeline for when the fire will be completely extinguished because it all depends on the weather and the wind.
Crews enforced mandatory evacuations for a few homes in Cocke County due to a wildfire on Saturday.
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US 25/70 closed in Cocke County. Neddy Mountain fires involve approx.1116 acres. TN Forestry performing "burn-out" operations to secure road pic.twitter.com/SnwSPvzSj8— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) November 14, 2016
Video: Del Rio Fire Department clearing brush from power poles on US 25/70 in Cocke County. pic.twitter.com/gpZBfXy6Ls— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) November 14, 2016
US 25/70 detour info in Cocke Co. Traffic going towards NC will take US 321 to SR 340. Traffic coming from NC will take SR 340 to US 321. pic.twitter.com/JmatdBhTuO— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) November 14, 2016
Motorists in Cocke County take note, US 25/70 currently closed due to fires in area. pic.twitter.com/zaoFcvhrLj— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) November 14, 2016
Breaking: At approx. 9am US 25/70 in Cocke County will be closed due to fires in the area. Detours will be in place using US 321 and SR 340. pic.twitter.com/wWlEAfjdau— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) November 14, 2016
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