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Liberty Valley Rd Brush Fire

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 2:30 pm

Brush Fire

At approx. 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023, Belfast units along with Marshall County Emergency Management Agency were dispatched to the 2800 block of Liberty Valley Road for a reported brush fire caused by a bush hog striking a rock creating a spark that ignited the field. Upon arrival on scene additional resources were immediately requested from Marshall, Bedford, and Lincoln counties as well as the State of Tennessee Division of Forestry. While neighboring agencies were en route, a mandatory evacuation was implemented for the residents adjacent to the property. Once additional resources arrived on scene, a unified command was established. Fire personnel began efforts to protect surrounding residents. The State of Tennessee Division of Forestry arrived on scene and joined the unified command as well as assisted with the containment of the fire by cutting a fire line between the fire and adjacent residents. The mandatory evacuation was lifted once the fire line was cut and the fire was classified as contained. Fire units monitored the area over the next 24 hours to manage any remaining hot spots. It was determined that approximately 46 acres had burned along with several round bales of hay.

Belfast Rural Fire Department Inc. would like to send out our gratitude to the following:

Marshall County Dispatch, Marshall County Sherriff’s Department, Marshall County EMS, City of Lewisburg Fire Department, Five Points Fire Department , Farmington Fire Department , Chapel Hill Fire Department, City of Shelbyville Fire Department, Lincoln County Fire, Bedford County Fire, State of Tennessee Division of Forestry, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, and all other agencies that responded to the scene.

We ask the community to use precaution when performing recreational activities and while burning during permitted months of October 15th – May 15th, especially during the dry time we have recently been experiencing. For more information regarding burn permit season, please visit