Wildfire destroys dozens of cabins in Tennessee resort city

 Monday, March 18, 2013


A fast-moving wildfire consumed more than 200 acres and engulfed dozens of mountain homes outside the resort town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, threatening visitors and locals alike. In addition to more than 20 local fire departments, the National Guard was expected to fly in two helicopters on Monday to help tame the flames. The help is badly needed, according to Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson. "You gotta understand, it jumped across a road, several roads, and now it’s racing up a hill," Watson told CNN affiliate WBIR-TV.