UPDATE: Wears Valley wildfire spans 3,739 acres, currently 45% contained

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — 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 3,739 acres.

A Sevier County spokesperson said the Wears Valley wildfire, officially referred to as the Hatcher Mountain-Indigo Lane fire, has burned 3,739 acres and is 45% contained as of Thursday evening.

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

A second fire, identified as the Millstone Gap fire, is about 650 acres in size.

 

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