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U Smell Smoke

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Forest Fire Near Dollywood
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:08:17 PM »
Just heard on the news where the forest fire near Pigeon Forge was just miles away from Dollywood.  At least that's what the reporter said. DW had a post on their facebook page thanking all the firefighters who fought a brush fire that got near the park Saturday.  They indicated there was no damage to DW and they will open as scheduled later this week.  DW mentioned the fire near them Saturday is not related to the one firefighters are battling now. It appears several rental cabins have burned down and several people have had to be evacuated.  Here's hoping they can get the fires under control and there is no more damage to a beautiful area of our country.  I think the DW post mentioned Wears Valley.
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Re: Forest Fire Near Dollywood
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 12:02:47 AM »
It actually happened in the upper loop.  Apparently the train itself set it off.  13 alarm fire
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Re: Forest Fire Near Dollywood
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 08:42:16 AM »
Apparently there are multiple fires in the area from what I have been told and read.  There was one over behind Thunderhead on Friday and there is another on the other side of the Mountain. 

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Re: Forest Fire Near Dollywood
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 04:45:49 PM »
When I saw video on news about the fires, the photos of the burning condos and cabins I saw were in the vicinity of Dollywood. I had seen promotional material for them in the past somewhere.
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