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Brush Fire Erupts: Sevier-Cocke blaze misses Sunset Gap


Acres of forest land burned Thursday afternoon but Sevier County firefighters
stopped the brush fire from damaging homes or Sunset Gap Community Center.
Published: 6:28 PM, 11/23/2012

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

A Thanksgiving Day brush fire on Tennessee Forest land at the Sevier-Cocke County line threatened homes and Sunset Gap Community Center.

But dozens of fire fighters from Sevier County controlled the multi-acre blaze on steep land to prevent it from damaging the two homes off Iris Way or the community center.

Food Pantry coordinator Jimmy Proffitt, of Middle Creek, was at the center after 1 p.m. and said that he was not worried about the brush fire. The fire came within 100-200 yards of the center's buildings.

Sunset Gap was expected to feed about 150 people a late Thanksgiving meal on Friday afternoon.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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