Fire At AEDC

Fire burned several acres

Arnold Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 3:45 p.m Tuesday afternoon. It was located between the mission area and the AEDC airfield and seems to have originated under some power lines, but no cause has been determined. The fire spread and crossed a perimeter road and fence burning some adjacent land between AEDC and I-24. Hillsboro and Tullahoma fire departments both sent crews. The blaze was under control on base around 6 p.m. Fire crews had terminated their response around 9 p.m. The fire was within AEDC’s 4,000 acre industrial area, but never threatened buildings, being contained to the buffer area between the mission area and the airfield.