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Update October 7, 2019:
Crews worked through the night to put out the brushfire near Pigeon Forge. As of this morning, the fire is 75% contained.

Crews work to put out large brushfire near Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, TN - As of Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m., crews are working to put out a large brush fire near Pigeon Forge. Crews from the TN Division of Forestry, City of Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Sevier County Emergency Management Agency and other various county agencies continue to work the Laurel Lick Brushfire located in a remote section of Sevier County southwest of Pigeon Forge.

The brushfire is a slow-moving, smoldering fire and currently occupies 20-25 acres on a steep mountainside. No structures are currently being threatened.

The brushfire is approximately 20% contained. Crews from the TN Division of Forestry, Pigeon Forge Fire Department, Wears Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Sevier County Fire and Rescue have been digging containment lines and will continue to do so until the fire is contained.

The U.S. Forest Service is providing air drops to reduce the spread of the fire. Anyone located in nearby sections of Sevier County may see or smell smoke due to this fire.

Published October 6, 2019

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