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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 07:27 PM

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Campbell County  Officials Battle Three Wildfires In Less Than 24 Hours

CAMPBELL CO., Tenn. (WVLT)-- Firefighters with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service battled three fires in less than 24 hours from Monday into Tuesday morning, according to the service's Facebook page.

On Sugar Hollow Rd. one person was killed in a blaze that happened around 5:30 Monday morning, the Fire Service said. After arriving at the scene, firefighters found an RV, a car and a house fully involved. One person was killed.

As per protocol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and state Fire and Arson are investigating the cause.

According to the Fire Service, another call came in at 6:30 Monday morning for a house fully involved in flames.

The third blaze was a vehicle fire that happened at 2 Tuesday morning on Towe String Rd. in front of the rock quarry.