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Containment Grows on Whitwell Mountain Wildfire

A wildfire that broke out overnight on Whitwell Mountain in Marion County, Tennessee, had grown to 125 acres as of Monday morning, November 20, officials said.

As of Monday afternoon, the fire was 35 percent contained, according to the state’s official fire website.

Officials said no residential structures were endangered as of Monday morning, but asked that people avoid parts of Highway 28, where a firefighting helicopter was gathering water from a pond.

Footage taken by Dawn Marie McFarlane shows a firefighting helicopter assisting at the scene in Whitwell. Credit: Dawn Marie McFarlane via Storyful

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