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Cooks Valley grass fire burns 5 acres

Staff Report • May 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

A dump truck reportedly clipped a power line Thursday afternoon in Kingsport, sparking a fire that quickly spread to between five and six acres due to strong gusts of wind. An abandoned structure was also gutted in the incident.Kingsport Fire Department Capt. Shea Payne says his agency responded to the blaze at approximately 3:40 p.m. It was located on Harbor Chapel Road near Cooks Valley Road. Warriors Path Volunteer Fire Department and the Forestry Service also helped contain the fire, which was extinguished and contained within about an hour. Capt. Payne says no one was injured in the incident.

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