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Highway 51 in Millington cleared after brush fire

Both sides of Highway 51 in Millington near Fite Road were closed after crews battled a 10-acre brush fire.
Credit: Tegna

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — UPDATE: The Shelby County Fire Department confirmed the brush fire was knocked down at 7:19 p.m.

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The Shelby County Fire Department (SCFD) and Millington Fire Department are fighting a 10-acre brush fire near Hwy 51 and Fite Road in Millington, according to SCFD.

The fire and smoke is causing visibility issues that has shut down all lanes of Hwy 51 near the scene, SCFD said. 

The fire department said to avoid the area so crews can continue to fight the fire and assess the scene. Austin Peay Hwy can be used as an alternate route. 

SCFD said the fire poses no concern to the nearby Du Pont chemical plant, as the facility has its own fire brigade.

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