Two years since massive cabin fire in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) – Two years ago, dozens of cabins burned to the ground in Pigeon Forge. The massive, fast-moving fire charred hundreds of acres of mountain side on March 17, 2013.

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It took crews nearly two days to get the fire under control. Developers say the disaster cost them millions of dollars.

Florida resident Evalyn Narramore says she was looking at the sunset from her Pigeon Forge cabin on Monday.

It’s been decades since she’s been back to the area, but one thing that was different from her last visit was the burned down cabins at the Black Bear Ridge Resort.

“So we’ve started noticing it and wondering what happened and come up with all kinds of theories,” said Narramore.

Not much is left of the cabins besides the foundation and some rubble. The damage was substantial and burned more than 60 cabins and 200 acres of land.

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The damage was substantial and burned more than 60 cabins and 200 acres of land.

 

Some who have stayed at the resort before say it gives them chills to hear about the fire.

“It’s very frightening because it makes me wonder will it come down here or what started the fire? It makes you want to be like really cautious,” said Taylor Ricks of Memphis.

As for Narramore, she said that she keeps noticing other areas where this large fire hit with each passing day.

“As we drive up and down, we’ve noted more spots where there was obviously some fire damage,” she said.

So far, there’s still no official cause for what started the fire. It’s something Narramore is hoping will be answered one day.

The damage from this fire cost close to $12 million, according to developers.

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Some who have stayed at the resort before say it gives them chills to hear about the fire.

 

 

 

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