CROCKETT RIDGE FIRE
December 14, 2017 (2:30 am)
The fire in the Crockett Ridge area of Morristown is 75% contained with approximately 25 acres affected. There has been another firefighter taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. At this time, no additional evacuations have been planned.
Fire command will wait until daylight to make an evaluation of the area before allowing residents to return.
December 14, 2017 (1:20 am)
The Morristown Police Department (MPD) has responded to a fire in the Crockett Ridge area of Morristown. The fire began at approximately 10:30 pm on December 13, 2017 near Celeste Avenue and Ridgemont Drive in Morristown. Currently, approximately 12 to 15 homes have been evacuated with no structures damaged. The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Manley Baptist Church with approximately 14 individuals currently there.
One volunteer firefighter has received non-life threatening injuries while fighting the fire. All fires have been cut back, with the exception of one on the north side in the county. First responders are hoping winds remain calm as they are also still dealing with hot spots and live embers.
There are multiple agencies involved including the Morristown Fire Department, all Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Departments, TEMA, THP, Forestry services, and other surrounding volunteer fire departments.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.