A forestry official said the blaze appeared to have been intentionally set, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Firefighters on the Tennessee end of the fire saved four structures and a church while Georgia crews dropped water from a helicopter to keep flames away from ridgetop homes. Stiff winds were driving the flames, making it a fast-moving fire on Tuesday.
The fire began Tuesday and had been largely contained by late Wednesday. Officials estimated that by the time the fire was encircled by fire lines, it would burn about 2,000 acres near the Tennessee River.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com