CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- State firefighters contained a wildfire today in Hawkins County.
Spokesman John Henderson said it covered about 250 acres, but no structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.
There also was a small wildfire today in Cocke County.
A hot and dry summer brought an early start to the forest fire season.
East Tennessee has been hardest hit, with fires burning more than 23,000 acres.
A wildfire yesterday blackened 140 acres in Marion County.
Officials say in a normal year, Tennessee will have 2,800 blazes which will consume about 30,000 acres.
Fires have already burned 41,249 acres statewide.
Burn permits are required statewide.
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