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DOLLYWOOD FIRE? REPORTED ON FOX AND FRIENDS
FOX AND FRIENDS, FOX NEWS ^ | Mar 18 2013 | Gretchen Carlson

Posted on 03/18/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT by Yosemitest


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Seems like someone keeps restarting that fire.
1 posted on 03/18/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest
Here's some more video.
2 posted on 03/18/2013 4:01:29 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

I heard this, but the lady is not Gretchen.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 4:11:58 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Yosemitest
More video
4 posted on 03/18/2013 4:15:13 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: dforest
I just pulled the name off the web site , Gretchen Carlson.
5 posted on 03/18/2013 4:17:51 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

There were several foreclosures the past couple of years.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 4:19:19 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack
Here's the earliest report of the fire, but supposedly they got that one under control.
7 posted on 03/18/2013 4:34:04 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

“Ya gotta have a fire every so often to make a profit.”

Tony Mangioni


8 posted on 03/18/2013 4:36:09 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: scrabblehack

I guessing arson, from someone who was very familiar with the area.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 4:36:22 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

With all the rain/snow in the last month or so in the southeast, I can’t imagine this being a dry-brush forest fire.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 4:36:47 AM PDT by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: Yosemitest
I believe they are completely unrelated.

The neighborhood on fire now is off Wears Valley Road.

We were just in one of these lovely cabins last week. My heart goes out to these families. It's a beautiful neighborhood run by some of the nicest people around.

11 posted on 03/18/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Yosemitest
I think the one burning now is a different fire that began yesterday afternoon. The Dollywood fire IIRC was started by the train. This is very steep terrain and that makes access and fighting difficult. The winds been up in East Tennessee the past few days and things haven't greened up yet. IOW dead leaves on the ground from last fall and very dry due to wind. We're supposed to get rain this morning and later through the day and night. I'm about an hours drive from the fire I'm guessing.
12 posted on 03/18/2013 4:46:18 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: dforest
Was it Alisyn Camerota ?
13 posted on 03/18/2013 4:49:41 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Ainsley Air art sitting in for Gretchen


14 posted on 03/18/2013 4:52:29 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: cva66snipe
I believe it is Black Bear Ridge neighborhood...just off Lost Branch, off Wears Valley.

My family was just in a cabin last week on Black Bear Cub Way in this neighborhood. We are SO devastated for these families.

The homes are mostly vacation rentals and a large portion of these homes are run by EdenCrest. It's a wonderful, God-fearing group of people...and my heart and soul prays for them

15 posted on 03/18/2013 4:53:50 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ZinGirl
OK I know where Wears Valley is. I don't get up that way much. I live about 20 miles north of Knoxville. Wears Valley is considerable ways from the previous Dollywood fire. I do know enough about the area to know the back way into Dollywood from Sevierville by-passing Pigeon Forge. LOL

My wifes family founded that area literally for John Sevier. She is from Isaac Thomas & McCown families bloodline.

16 posted on 03/18/2013 5:00:08 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Yosemitest

Ali is one of my faves. I wish she would replace the Grinch and I would watch their show more.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 5:07:02 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: cva66snipe
After looking at a map of Lost Branch Road, Pigeon Forge, TN, and seeing its location off Highway 321 and west of Highway 441, I can see that its a few miles away from Dollywood.

Fire destroys dozens of cabins, threatens more near Pigeon Forge, Mar. 17, 2013 @ 09:08 PM states:
18 posted on 03/18/2013 5:14:40 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
I guessing arson, from someone who was very familiar with the area.

My first thought, too. It'd take some effort for a wildfire to get started. It's happening in the Fort Collins area West in the mountains now, too.

Way too early during what could be considered the wet season.

19 posted on 03/18/2013 5:14:50 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ZinGirl

We love the area, too. It’s amazingly beautiful and the people there make this one of the best family vacation destinations anywhere. Our kids constantly ask when we’ll go back.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 5:16:25 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: cva66snipe
We firest went to this area last summer. stayed in Black Bear Ridge, then, too (which is why i picked it for a mini-vacation last week. :( )

we fell in love with that area of TN. Had never been anywhere near the Smokies before.

Sevier County/Wears Valley just stayed in my heart ever since last July. Couldn't wait to get back. (yes...figured out some backroads to avoid 441!)

It's a fine part of our country with some really fine people.

Your wife's family must be grieving. I'm so, so sorry.

21 posted on 03/18/2013 5:16:26 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ZinGirl
Here's a link to their fire department's facebook page.
City of Pigeon Forge Fire Department.


22 posted on 03/18/2013 5:18:20 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Caipirabob
We had a family reunion of 60+ people last summer. Rented 3 of the big homes in Black Bear Ridge.

Our first time in that area.....loved it/loved the people.

Went back just last week...on Black Bear Cub Way.

A lot of the homes in that neighborhood are run by EdenCrest Vacation Rentals. They run a great outfit with clean homes, quick, friendly service. Their rental office has a scripture mural on the wall.

23 posted on 03/18/2013 5:20:12 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Yosemitest
thank you. Yes, we had 3 of those big homes last summer. My family has already messaged EdenCrest Vacation Rentals with our sympathies.

These homes are beautifully maintained with many having either scripture or some other artwork/wall decoration proclaiming faith. This is so devastating.

24 posted on 03/18/2013 5:22:26 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ZinGirl
I'm skimming the headlines on FR somewhat groggily this morning.....too many Killian's yesterday..and I mistakenly read it as "Bollywood"..and I'm momentarily thinking.."why is this such big news?"
25 posted on 03/18/2013 5:40:34 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ZinGirl
Check out this map and put in "Black Bear Cub Way, Pigeon Forge, TN" for the start point of the fire.
26 posted on 03/18/2013 5:44:34 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: ken5050
true. :P

I wonder if the mods could actually change the title. This isn't a Dollywood (or Bollywood :P) fire.

If you saw my eariler posts, this neighborhood is a beautiful area with edencrest.net maintaining a lot of the homes. They are a super group of people.

27 posted on 03/18/2013 5:44:53 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Yosemitest
thanks...but d a r n ...I get this: The requested document does not exist on this server with the link?
28 posted on 03/18/2013 5:46:00 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ZinGirl

I know..I feel awful for the good people affected...and it is a beautiful area....


29 posted on 03/18/2013 5:56:14 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ZinGirl
I lost the link, so try it below.

Check out this map and put in "Black Bear Cub Way, Pigeon Forge, TN" for the start point of the fire.
30 posted on 03/18/2013 5:56:20 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: ZinGirl
Try www.mapquest.com and copy and paste in "807 Black Bear Cub Way, Sevierville, TN 37892".
31 posted on 03/18/2013 6:06:55 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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thank you...yes, the cabin we were in last week was at 848 Black Bear Cub Way. Last summer, we were up a few streets on Bird's Nest Way.

:(

32 posted on 03/18/2013 6:12:25 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ZinGirl
Your wife's family must be grieving. I'm so, so sorry.

Her great grandparents moved out out the county in about 1920 for Arkansas then some of the family came back to East Tennessee :>}.

33 posted on 03/18/2013 6:14:37 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: ZinGirl

Do you think an angry Muzzl’em stayed in one of those Christian rentals, then got offended and, then set fire to the area?


34 posted on 03/18/2013 6:14:40 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: cva66snipe

I was driving through Arkansas last week and saw more than a handful of brush fires on the way— one running along a ditch just below the shoulder of the road. I agree with you about the dry material and strong winds.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 6:18:32 AM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: Yosemitest
Nah....their rental office is OBVIOUSLY Christian. so no being surprised, there. :)

from edencrest's website (under Religious Groups):

Nothing brings you closer to God than experiencing the beauty and wonder of His creation. The fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery provide ample opportunities to sneak away and spend some time alone reflecting on God. The luxurious log cabins offer the perfect setting for religious studies, prayer groups, couples retreats and any other sacred activity you have in mind. Whether your group is adults, children or a mixture of both, people of all ages will find good, clean, fun and enlightenment in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains! Eden Crest can help you plan a great get-a-way for your youth group, elders, women’s ministry or any other group within your congregation.

36 posted on 03/18/2013 6:33:20 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Yosemitest

I think they call that Jewish lightning.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 6:54:12 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ZinGirl
You should do a one week or two week vacation driving and seeing the "Skyline Drive Parkway" starting in Front Royal, VA and going southwest to the "Blue Ridge Parkway" ending in Highway 441, close to Cherokee, NC.

Check out the Shenandoah Vacation Package Options (the old name before they changed it to Skyline Drive Parkway) for hotel reservations, for the Skyline Drive Parkway.
Then check out the for the Blue Ridge Parkway, ( I really liked "The Peaks of Otter Lodge" and "Mabry Mill").
Whatever you do, do NOT rush this, but do it right.
Only travel the parkways in daylight, so you can see the beauty.
Stop and see the sights and walk some of the trails.

38 posted on 03/18/2013 7:10:35 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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The Skyline Parkway is fabulous, everyone should do it. The Natchez Trace Parkway is fabulous too, I hope to do both of them again some year.


39 posted on 03/18/2013 7:14:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Einherjar

“You Light a match....” - Henry Hill (Goodfellas)


40 posted on 03/18/2013 7:15:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yosemitest
Good ideas, thanks.

I am still falling in love with TN.

after our first visit last summer, couldn't wait to get back. we were there just 4 nights last week...but went thru Cade's Cove 4 times. :)

last summer, did Clingman's Dome 3 times in a week.

41 posted on 03/18/2013 7:21:28 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Ditter
I've driven the Natchez Trace Parkway and I like it, but I like the mountains better.


42 posted on 03/18/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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Yes the Natchez Trace is not mountainous but it is hilly. We have driven it several times in the fall and the tree color was magnificent. For those folks farther south it might be more doable than the Skyline Trail.
43 posted on 03/18/2013 8:01:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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The fall is beautiful, but the short season of Dogwood Blooms is also great. I recommend you read:
44 posted on 03/18/2013 8:28:31 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: ZinGirl

My wife and I just recently purchased a cabin in Gatlinburg. It was a dream come true but a lot of hard work and investment.

My heart goes out to these owners, I hope they have rental loss insurance.

This is the best site for cabin foreclosures:

http://www.smoky-mountain-properties.com/foreclosures.htm


45 posted on 03/18/2013 9:01:33 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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GMTA. was just looking at their site over the weekend.

After being in that area, I can see how owning a cabin there would be a dream come true (hard work and all!)

Ever since our first visit last summer, I have spent hours and hours just looking at real estate websites of that area..especially Wears Valley. Can't buy for several years (see tagline...LOL), but maybe some day.

I just can't stop looking for updates on Black Bear Ridge...I'm just so sad for the families. I can't believe I was in one of those homes just last week. :(

46 posted on 03/18/2013 9:12:04 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Yosemitest

I just drove by there and Mt LeConte yesterday myself.


47 posted on 03/18/2013 9:14:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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Funny thing about the Trace

I grew up on it’s boundry, it went thru my grandfather’s land off the Clinton-Jackson Blvd in Mississippi

and now I live south of Nashville in Williamson county about 4 miles off east of the Leipers Fork exit...350 miles up the Trace

(the second to last north end exit)

and I drove back from Asheville yesterday thru the area now on fire

it looked like they still had some snow at Maggie Valley..though it was 65 down below


48 posted on 03/18/2013 9:19:21 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Yosemitest; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Brooklyn fire?

-- Hey Sam, I heard about the fire in your factory.
-- Shhh, that's next Thursday!

49 posted on 03/18/2013 9:24:23 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ZinGirl

The key is to buy low and go with a solid property management company.

We were blessed to find Jackson Mountain Homes and just transitioned to them in October.

http://www.jacksonmountainhomes.com/

They have very high standards and do not take just any cabin. We spent thousands on upgrades after we bought our cabin and they still gave us a list of things they wanted done. Their cleaning is impeccable and our cabin is inspected for bed bugs more often than the Ritz-Carlton.

As far as realtors Autumn was great to work with and they have the best site for aggregating foreclosures and short sales.

Be patient, it took us 6 months to close!


50 posted on 03/18/2013 9:29:03 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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