Forest Fire Update

(JACOBS CREEK) – Crews take on a vegetation fire…

Crews worked for several hours to contain the blaze, a mile south of the Jacobs Creek Campground and Recreation Area in the Cherokee National Forest. A 20-member fire crew and members of the Highway 421 Vol. Fire Department were all involved in forming a line around the estimated 7-acre blaze that consumed trees and brush. Gusty winds made things a little tricky for a while before they finally extinguished the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.