Crews battled brush fire in Raleigh County

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Fire and emergency crews from Waverly, Williamstown and Belmont responded to reports of a growing brush fire Thursday on Emerson Avenue near Cooper Ridge in Waverly, which is shown here.

Linsenbigler said there were no people or livestock injured in the brush fire, and buildings in the area were unaffected.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital from the scene of a large brush fire in Armstrong County Friday, the assistant chief of the Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department said.

UPDATE 5:35 P.M. | The brush fire in Seymour is completely out, according to the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department.

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James Heaton with the Tennessee Division of Forestry spoke to us over the phone as he was on his way to the fire just before 4p.m. Tanner said the Emerson Avenue fire burned about eight acres and the Whippoorwill Road fire burned seven acres.

The cause and origin of the fire are still unknown.

Dispatchers said the Wildland Task Force has been activated to help fight the fire.

This story is developing.

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