KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Firefighters pouring water onto a large mulch fire in Knoxville are grateful for some rain.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/HN2lCH ) reported fire department Capt. D.J. Corcoran said rain fell like it was pouring from a shower head Wednesday morning, wetting shredded yard waste burning on a nine-acre site near downtown.
Corcoran said firefighters have no idea when they'll be able to extinguish the stubborn smoky blaze that has been burning deep in 30-foot-tall piles of mulch for four days.
He said two fire engines from McGhee Tyson Airport have been very helpful because they can spray water while they are moving.
Corcoran said every time the wind blows, the red glow from within the smoldering piles looks like "a thousand smokers inhaling at the same time."
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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