Eight area fire departments were called to the scene of a large woodlands fire on George Hollow Road that spread toward Woods Hollow and Wilson Run roads. According to Lt. Mike Preston, of the Ross County Sheriff's Department, homes along the 1000-blocks of George Hollow and Woods Hollow roads were being evacuated due to heavy smoke.


He says safety crews were also trying to keep people away from the area so they could better contain the fire. 


According to Lt. Preston, the fire was reported in the Scioto Trails area, near the 600-block of George Hollow Road, at around 1:30pm, Tuesday.