Crews Extinguish Large Grass Fire Near Edwin Warner Park

Crews Extinguish Large Grass Fire Near Edwin Warner Park

CREATED Feb 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The large grass fire reported near Edwin Warner Park has been extinguished. 

The fire was reported Monday afternoon across the street from the Warner Parks, at the intersection of Highway 100 and Harpeth Trace in Nashville. Crews said about 10 to 12 units responded to the blaze. 

Officials on the scene said the blaze was likely sparked by the friction from a passing train.

"The grass is very dry," said George Hickey, Fire District Chief. "Metal wheels on metal tracks were going fast enough to create sparks. It was jumping and creating small fires down the tracks."

Dickey said about two to three acres were burned in the fire.  The blaze was located across the street from the park. No property was reported as damaged. 

During the fire's peak, multiple blazes could be seen burning along the railroad tracks that run parallel to Highway 100.

Firefighters were able to get the situation under control quickly.  Firefighters said they will continue to monitor the area in the event the fire sparks again.