January 27th , 2014 9:45 am Leave a comment

Brush fire at Pigeon Forge contained


PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a brush fire on the outskirts of Pigeon Forge has been contained.

Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson told WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1e2czUK) that the blaze, which prompted the evacuations of at least 20 cabins and homes, caused minor damage to one cabin. No injuries were reported.

Fire officials said the blaze began around 1:30 p.m. Sunday and at one point was being driven by winds of up to 30 mph. After the winds decreased, firefighters were able to contain the blaze.

Watson said it affected about 50 acres of land.


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