Tennessee residents often choose to make their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment, but also face the very real danger of wildfire.
Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Between 2010 and 2015 in Tennessee, fire departments responded to 39,364 outside fires, including 3,723 forest or wildland fires which were responsible for over $1 million in total damage. That’s an average of 620 forest or wildland fires every year.