Crews with the Nashville Fire Department (NFD) worked to manage a four acre brush fire on Gourley Road in Pegram on the morning of Nov. 5.
The fire was reported at around 10 p.m. on Nov. 4. Flames persisted into the next day as crews worked to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes.
Tennessee Wildland Fire arrived with dozers to condense the burning contents, and Nashville Emergency Operations Control helped create fire lines so the contents could burn off in zones. By the morning of Nov. 6, Tennessee Wildland Fire reported that the fire was “100% contained” on the ridgeline.
NFD said residents can expect to see smoke for an extended period. No injuries were reported and the fire did not spread to nearby homes.
Cheatham County was not under a burn ban at the time of the brush fire on Gourley Road, but much of Tennessee was in a state of extreme drought at the time of the fire – meaning that a wildfire risk was very high.
Tennessee Wildland Fire said it was not issuing burn permits throughout much of the state at the time of the fire.
Burn permits are required in the state from Oct. 15 to May 15. They are free and can be acquired at BurnSafeTN.org.
Currently, South Cheatham County is under a “severe drought” warning.