The latest update on the unprecedented fire season in the tri-state area

Volunteer firefighter's Sheri Torbett, with the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department, uses a leaf blower Thursday to turn back approaching flames near the Mobray Volunteer Fire Hall in Soddy-Daisy.


Details of an arson arrest will be revealed at this afternoon's wildfire briefing in Soddy-Daisy, officials say. An email from the Tennessee Forestry Division of the Department of Agriculture gave no details on the arrest, but said more information will be provided at the 3 p.m. briefing. The release said Tennessee Forestry officials will gather with leadership from the Florida Forest Service and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger across the street from Ivy Academy on Dayton Pike for updates on multiple fires burning in the Southeast.