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.
posted on 03/18/2013 4:46:18 AM PDT
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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
posted on 03/18/2013 4:53:50 AM PDT
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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
"A brush fire reported around 5 p.m. in the area of Black Bear Cub Way off Lost Branch Road, near Wears Valley Road, has caused extensive damage as of 8 p.m.
The AirOne helicopter reported 32 cabins had burned, with more on fire and some 40 cabins still standing but threatened in the area.
The objective of firefighters was to establish a perimeter to keep the fire from spreading.
New Market, Blount and Sevier firefighters and the Tennessee Forestry Service were at the scene.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol set up a protective barrier to make sure nobody gets into the affected area.
They shut down Lost Branch Road.
The fire threatened an area from Bear Cub Way and Lost Branch Road all the way to Pine Mountain, and officials were evacuating everyone in those areas."
posted on 03/18/2013 5:14:40 AM PDT
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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.
posted on 03/18/2013 6:18:32 AM PDT
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