Nudist Park Residents Help Stop Wildfire From Spreading and Burning Down Trailer

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.

"Then obviously all the other neighbors got involved," the property owner told WTVF. "I'm very fortunate to live where I live, everybody looks after each other. It's a good day.

"I don't think anybody was doing anything negligent… We're in a drought. It hasn't rained in forever. Things happen. There's no structure damage, no loss of life so it's a good day," the owner said.

Rutherford County Fire and Rescue said that dry conditions in the area have increased the risk of people accidentally starting fires.

"Dry ground cover and wind caused the fire to shift and change directions several times. The cause is being investigated," the department wrote in a Twitter post.

"Please remain vigilant with how you are disposing of flammable items—i.e. cigarettes—handling a permittable burn, or are engaging in outdoor activities," they said.

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