ORFD, others fight brush fire Friday

Firefighters in Oak Ridge dealt with a brush fire Friday afternoon near the railroad tracks at Elza gate.

The brush fire was reported Friday afternoon and crews from the Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs and Marlow fire departments responded, along with Oak Ridge police officers, Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies and personnel from the state Department of Agriculture.

The cause of the fire, which burned brush on an embankment along the nearby railroad tracks, has not been determined, but at least one witness told emergency crews that they believed sparks from some railroad equipment may have started the fire, which did not damage, or threaten, any structures.

The fire was extinguished at around 7 pm Friday night.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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