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Firefighters protect homes as Hawkins County fire burns out of control

Jeff Bobo • Nov 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM

ROGERSVILLE — By the time the sun set Monday evening, Hawkins County’s Short Mount forest fire — which started Thursday afternoon — had scorched about 2,200 acres west of Rogersville.

The focus for Tuesday was going to be preventing the fire from spreading east to Stone Mountain.

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell said the majority of the area already burned is on the south side of Short Mountain overlooking the Lakeview community facing Highway 11-W.

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