ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A forest fire in Hawkins County has destroyed about 2,200 acres west of Rogersville and is still burning.
Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency Director Gary Murrell told the Kingsport Times-News that the majority of the area already burned is on the south side of Short Mountain, overlooking the Lakeview community.
He said there are about 2,000 more acres on the north side of Short Mountain that are still in danger of burning.
Firefighters are also concerned that the fire could jump lines on the eastern base of Short Mountain and make its way on to Stone Mountain.
The fire started Thursday afternoon, and the main goal of fire crews has been to protect homes and other structures.
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