Firefighters and farmers joined forces on Thursday, Oct. 3, to put out a brush fire that was spreading quickly in the late afternoon hours just east of I-24, near the Clarksville Industrial Park.
Clarksville Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Rios said multiple agencies were called to the scene off of Charles Bell Road and Hampton Station Road at about 4:15 p.m.
While firefighters fought the blaze for about two hours, residents living on Hampton Station Road were evacuated for safety concerns.
“The conditions right now are very dry, but we were able to keep it in check with the assistance of farmers who worked with tractors and sprayers,” Rios said. “Thirty-five acres of soybean crops and a 50-acre tract of harvested corn was lost.”
The fire was brought under control at 6:30 p.m., with about 100 acres burned, according to Capt. Rios.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.