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Thu Mar 31, 2022, 04:37 PM

UPDATE: Wears Valley wildfire spans 3,700 acres, currently 5% contained

Despite rain moving across East Tennessee overnight, officials reported the fire that broke out in the Wears Valley community of Sevier County has now burned 3,700 acres.

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said that the Wears Valley wildfire, officially referred to as the Hatcher Mountain-Indigo Lane fire, has burned over 3,700 acres and is currently 5% contained as of Thursday morning.

At least 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed by the blaze but Waters said no fatalities or missing persons have been reported.

More than 200 fire personnel are working in the area to combat the wildfire. Waters said Thursday that five firefighting vehicles were damaged as part of the fire.

It's not getting any better, folks. The wind is driving it.

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