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Pigeon Forge fire spans 30+ acres, roughly 15% contained

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. — The Wears Valley Fire Department issued an evacuation order in the area of Parkside Resort just after 6 p.m. ET Thursday as they continued to battle a fire in the area.

The fire is the in the area of Little Cove Road and Pine Mountain Road. Anyone at the Parkside Resort and within a two-mile radius should evacuate immediately.

The Sevier County Emergency Management Agency said the fire is about 30-40 acres in size and is currently about 15% contained as of 8:15 p.m. ET

Parkside Resort Operations manager Brandy Hanwell said the fire is on resort property and first responders have evacuated more than 200 people. “Fortunately, it is now raining and we feel confident this will be contained shortly,” shared the resort on Facebook.

A shelter has been set up at the Pigeon Forge Community Center, 170 Community Center Drive, according to the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency. The Dandridge Fire department and other Jefferson County fire departments are assisting with the fire.

Officials said, fires have been popping up across East Tennessee, including Sevier County, all week as a result of dry conditions.

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