Car problems lead to wildfire in Davy Crockett Forest

DAVY CROCKETT NATIONAL FOREST (KTRE) - Car problems on Hwy. 7 led to a seven-acre wildfire Thursday afternoon, according to an official with the U.S. Forest Service.

A motorist with engine trouble pulled over on Hwy. 7 near Ratcliff. A spark from the car ignited a blaze so the motorist moved their car to get out of the fire. The car sparked another fire about 100 yards west from the original spot, the official said.

The fire spread across seven acres in the Davy Crockett National Forest before firefighters put out the blaze, the official said.

Responders were called to the fire around 2:15 p.m. and had it under control within an hour, the official said.