Sharps Chapel VFD was dispatched to a brush fire on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at around 3:38 PM. The fire occurred on Monroe Lane. The property owner was burning a small brush fire that got out of control and reached a nearby barn. The barn and another small shed was destroyed in the fire. Fire crews were assisted by the Tennessee Division of Forestry. A fire line was placed around the fire and crews extinguished the involved buildings. Around 8 acres of property were burned in the fire. No injuries were reported.
Please use caution when burning outdoors. Remember that a burn permit must be obtained from October 15th through May 15th every year. You can obtain a burn permit by calling the Tennessee Division of Forestry in Union County at 865-278-3348.