Tickanetley structure fire
Gilmer firefighters got involved with a structure fire at 203 Tickanetley Lane Sunday that was “fully involved and almost on the ground” when the local fire department arrived, said Chief Tony Pritchett. Due to dry conditions, the fire spread to the surrounding woods and a U.S. Forest Service team and their fire suppression helicopter conducted water drops to slow the blaze down for ground crews. The damage was kept to around 15 acres. A nearby home was saved by firefighters; the original cause is undetermined “due to the extensive damage and lack of evidence to fully investigate,” Pritchett said.