Investigation Begins into Abandoned Jefferson County Well Fire
Officials are investigating after an abandoned gas well goes up in flames.
Jefferson County 911 confirms they received a call around 5:30 Monday evening that an abandoned oil tank was on fire.
The Knoxville Fire Department responded to the tank, just off of Route 152. The department reported that the abandoned well was burning when they arrived on scene. Crews were able to put out the flames.
Investigators believe the fire may be an arson and are trying to determine how the fire started.
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