March 18th, 2013
07:35 PM ET

Fire that destroyed dozens of cabins in Tennessee is contained

[Update 7:35 p.m.] Heavy rain has brought the wildfire in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, under control, the state's emergency management agency says.

The fire is contained to about 5 acres, and all crews have been sent home except for about eight people who will monitor hot spots, the agency told CNN affiliate WATE.

[Original post, 12:57 a.m] The National Guard will fly in two helicopters Monday to help battle a massive wildfire that has damaged more than 30 cabins in Pigeon Forge, a mountain resort city in Tennessee.

While the state Emergency Management Agency had not received reports of casualties, the fire prompted the evacuation of about 150 people.

The area is home to rental cabins with some permanent residences

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  1. the prophet

    El Niño

    March 18, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Are you telling me, that the weatherman could've told of the same thing that the Department of Emergency Management told us?

    March 19, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Online Mobile Recharge API

    The natural disasters are really the dangerous.but we can only reduce the impact of it.

    July 5, 2013 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |