1025 users online (187 members and 838 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,020

    Wildfire burns outside Great Smoky Mountains

    http://weather.yahoo.com/wildfire-bu...103900390.html

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a resort area outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee has damaged or destroyed nearly 60 large rental cabins and is threatening additional homes.

    The 160-acre fire was reported around 5 p.m. EDT Sunday in Sevier County, said Ben Bryson, a fire resources coordinator with the Tennessee Division of Forestry. National Guard helicopters were pouring water on the fire.

    Although the fire was initially contained Monday morning, officials with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported in the afternoon that the fire breached the containment and was threatening an additional 15 to 20 homes.

    Some of the cabins were occupied and about 150 to 200 people were evacuated, but Byson said no injuries were reported...........more at link.......


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

  2. #2
    Kimberlyd125's Avatar
    Kimberlyd125 is offline Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athletes.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,170
    I read the fires can be seen from Wears Valley Rd.
    That is a beautiful area.
    We always stay in a cabin off of Wears Valley Rd when we visit.

    Prayers going up for everyone involved.

    This is so sad.
    Glove Findin'
    Uniform Washin'
    Gatorade Gettin'
    Picture Takin'
    Always Cheerin'

    Softball Mom

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,020
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    I read the fires can be seen from Wears Valley Rd.
    That is a beautiful area.
    We always stay in a cabin off of Wears Valley Rd when we visit.

    Prayers going up for everyone involved.

    This is so sad.
    Agree, Kimberly, spent a lot of vacations in the area in the past...I posted this on the other weather thread but it has some good news about these fires also:

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read...KNWU00L5_UNEWS

    In Tennessee, heavy rain helped firefighters contain a wildfire that burned nearly 60 rental cabins in a resort area outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington



Similar Threads

  1. TN TN - Dennis Martin, 6, Great Smoky Mountains NP, 14 June 1969
    By lostwithoutyou in forum 1960's Missing
    Replies: 196
    Last Post: 12-07-2017, 05:16 PM
  2. GUILTY NC - Tamara Seay, 18, murdered, Great Smoky Mountains NP, 13 Jan 2006
    By mysteriew in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-09-2016, 07:05 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-21-2015, 03:36 PM
  4. TN Dennis Lloyd Martin (6) - Great Smoky Mountains National Park TN, 1969
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum Missing Children in America - A Profile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-09-2010, 11:06 PM