Pigeon Forge Cabins On Fire
Sunday evening March 17 Pigeon Forge cabins on fire could be seen from miles away with the mountain side glowing throughout the night. From a cabin fire that is believed to have first started in a the Black Bear Ridge Resort the weather conditions with a warm windy day quickly spread from one neighboring cabin to another changing the landscape of a mountain side overnight.
The Black Bear Ridge Resort and neighboring Trappers Ridge area both were consumed by the Pigeon Forge cabins on fire. The response and action from the Pigeon Forge area to the largest fire the area has ever seen was impressive in the action and ability to evacuate the area timely and safely while containing the blaze. Firefighters from 25 fire companies and the Tennessee Army National Guard worked together and battled the blaze of 65 structures used many resources fighting flames covering 200 to 300 acres.
The main concern of safety for the people in the area has been top priority and answered with blessings by reports of no injuries. The secondary concern of the fire rapidly spreading was contained to the mountain side and two communities without reaching the town of Pigeon Forge about 3 miles away. Both the Black Bear Ridge Resort and neighboring Trappers Ridge area are primarily vacationing residences with most cabins being individually owned and managed through local cabin rental companies.
While the fire that started Sunday afternoon that caught the Pigeon Forge Cabins on fire is now contained midday Monday nearly 20 hours later it is still in the process of being controlled. There will still be a need from the firefighters and that is only the beginning. Many will have questions about what properties exactly were destroyed or damaged and can contact the Pigeon Forge Fire Department for updates by calling 865-429-7381. Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents, vacationing families, cabin owners, and vacation management companies that have been affected.
Jean Hengst Freeman
How sad……..my prayers for the firefighters and owners are with you!
March 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Azzie Bible Fisher Miller
Thanks for the report!
March 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Thank God there was no lives lost and so sorry for all the home loss to all the people,praying for all of you and we love the mountain,again sorry for your loss.and God Bless you all
March 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Praying for all those affected by the fires! so sad!! You can rebuild! We Love Pigeon forge Tenn. can’t wait to go back!! God Bless You All! Prayers going up!!
March 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm
So Sad! (btw – last photo is posted upside down)
March 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Glad that everyone got out safely and no one was hurt these cabins can be replaced even though it is sad to loose so many beautiful places and burn such beautiful land
March 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Christie Goins Stanley
WE GO EVERY YEAR AND OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SO MUCH THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WE WILL SEE YOU IN
NOVEMBER……….THE GOINS’ AND STANLEYS PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
March 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm
It is so sad that this happened but God kept everyone safe and that is the main thing cabins can be rebuilt but lives cannot, Prayers goes out to all, families, firefighters, and anyone behind the scenes.
March 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm
Melissa Jo Martin
Thank you Thomas for this excellent article! My heart is aching for all involved! This is such a tragedy on so many levels! White light your way as always to Mother Earth! <3
March 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Ruth Elam Moore
Oh, yes, we are definitely sending prayers and keeping the people of Pigeon Forge close in our thoughts and our hearts. I think the people in that area are some of the very nicest people on earth and can’t wait until we can afford to visit you again. This is heart breaking and unbelievable, but I am so thankful to God that nobody has been injured. Praying for all you dedicated, brave people fighting this horrendous fire! God be with you all!
March 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm
March 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm
MIKE AND DEBBIE MAULDIN
LOVE PIGEON FORGE…CAN”T WAIT TO GET BACK UP THEIR.our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people involved, GOD grace no one was hurt…thanks firefighters for a great job…see you soon….GOD BLESS
March 19, 2013 at 12:47 am
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