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Whitwell Fire Update

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:42 am

As of November 22, the Marion-Whitwell Mountain fire has successfully been 100% contained and no more personnel are on site.

The fire has been extinguished and a tragic 214.72 acres were affected by the burn. The land from a distance barely looks as if it has been through the horrific fire, standing as a testament to the resilience of the mountain. Burn bans are a serious matter and all citizens are encouraged to review their local Emergency Management Agency’s website and ordinances regarding such matters. For Marion County people can visit https://www.tnmcema.org/ for more details, keep up to date on weather and preparedness information, and sign up for emergency alerts.

The Marion Tribune – November 30, 2023