Pigeon Forge East Ridge Road wildfire contained

Officials added that structures were threatened by the fire and bulldozers had responded to the scene to set up a fire perimeter.
Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Division of Forestry respond to wildfire
Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Division of Forestry respond to wildfire(WVLT)
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 1:54 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 9:59 AM CST
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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Tennessee Department of Forestry responded to a wildfire in Pigeon Forge Thursday, according to officials with the Department of Forestry. Forestry officials confirmed Friday morning that the fire was 100% contained at five acres.

The fire is near E. Ridge Road and Veterans Boulevard, officials said. WVLT News’ First Alert Weather Cameras have captured footage of heavy smoke in the area.

Officials added that structures were threatened by the fire and bulldozers had responded to the scene to set up a fire perimeter around 3 p.m. Thursday. At 3:30 p.m., officials said they had established a line around the fire.

Dollywood representatives also said they had suspended entry while they work with agencies to monitor the situation. In a later update, Dollywood said their gates were back open.

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There is currently a burn ban in Sevier County. People in Sevier County can sign up for emergency fire alerts straight to their phones here. The state also tracks wildfires here.