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Rain helps fire fight in Pigeon Forge

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Heavy rains have helped firefighters gain control of a Tennessee wildfire that burned nearly 60 rental cabins in a resort area near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tennessee Emergency Management officials say three downpours have allowed firefighters to get the fire near Pigeon Forge under control. 

Earlier today National Guard Helicopters had been scooping up water from nearby lakes and air dropping it on the flames. 

The fire burned about 160 acres, forcing the evacuation of up to 200 people who had been staying in cabins in the area. There had been two minor injuries but no deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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