The Tennessee Division of Forestry responding to a 50-acre wildfire near Del Rio yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Fire crews were able to cool the ridgeline and slow down the fire. Currently, the cause of the fire is unknown.
Cherokee National Forest officials, also reported a 35-acre fire ten miles southeast of Tellico Plains yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Officials say that fire is human caused.
Officials say, both fires are burning in timber, no structures are threatened, and there is no containment.
Cherokee National Forest officials are asking the public to not use unauthorized unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, in a fire area.