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Pigeon Forge Cabins On Fire For More Than 24 Hours

Pigeon Forge Cabins On Fire For More Than 24 Hours

Lines of wooden cabins in Pigeon ForgeAn afternoon thunderstorm Monday March 18 brought an end to the battle firefighters had been fighting of Pigeon Forge Cabins on fire for more than 24 hours.  The hand of nature with the heavy rainstorm was very welcomed helping to bring an end to the largest fire ever know in the Pigeon Forge area of Sevierville, TN.   Local resources were provided with support reinforcements from nearly 300 firefighters from 50 agencies by the end of the battle; showing the true nature of the Smoky Mountain area of neighbors coming together to help one another when there is a need.

The final result that started with one cabin quickly spreading uphill to 160 acres at the peak of the Pigeon Forge cabins on fire reached a total of 65 cabins destroying 59 and damaging 6.  The structures that were destroyed were comprised of multistory rental cabins some as large as 4,000 sq ft each.  It was the fast and nonstop response of the many area fire departments working together that kept the fire from spreading further and damaging even more of the neighboring cabins that borders the burned out remains now.  Today the foundations can be seen covered by and filled with ashes of where the cabins collapsed in on themselves after becoming engulfed with flames and the remains smoldering from the ongoing fire and heat.

At the end of all the result of the Pigeon Forge cabins on fire the loss of properties and possessions for many were high but to know that there were no injuries reported or lives lost and that everything lost can be replaced is a good report.  From an area that is known for coming together to help one another and the area the battle of the fire is surly to be just the first sign of that in this instance.


  • Avatar for Jo McElhaney

    You write great articles. Can tell you love your home [The Smokies]

    March 21, 2013 at 7:42 am
  • Avatar for rwyatt@murraystate.edu

    The photographs that you took of the devastation resulting from the recent wildfire in our beloved Smokies are amazing. We are so thankful that there were no injuries and that there was not even more damage than there was. Our property is located less than three miles from the fire area. We look forward to being a part of your friendly, caring community on a part-time basis soon.

    March 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

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