A group of residents at a nudist park in Tennessee helped to contain a brush fire on Wednesday which threatened to burn down a trailer and a power pole, according to reports.
The fire started at around 1:15 p.m. in Rutherford County near the intersection of Bradyville Pike and Gum Puckett Road, WSMV reported. The fire eventually grew to cover on area measuring between eight and ten acres reaching the edge of a nearby woods, fire officials said.
Susan Palmer, one of the residents of the Rock Haven Lodge nudist park—which is located near the intersection—noticed something was wrong after seeing heavy smoke during her drive home. She called 911.
“I looked out to my left and saw a lot of smoke and I thought, ‘That doesn’t look good,'” Palmer told WSMV. “I got in touch with some of my guys and said, ‘Take the fire truck and go.'”
Fortunately, the nudist park has a 1964 Ford fire truck capable of holding 500 gallons of water, which had never been used to tackle a large blaze until the latest incident.
Residents from the nudist park then helped personnel from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to battle the fire—which was located just outside the nudist park property.
As well as using their fire truck, the nudist park residents also helped to move hay bales away from the blaze in order to stop it spreading, WTVF reported.
The owner of the property where the fire started said that it was the nudist park residents who spotted the fire first and sounded the alarm.
Original publication 3 October 2019
Posted on NatCorn 5th October 2019
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