Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Wildfire burning on Shields Mountain in Severville Tennessee

A small wildfire forced the evacuation of some residents of cabins by the Pigeon Forge fire department.

When we first arrived on the scene smoke was still filling the valley but flames are no longer visible. Minutes later brush flared up and fire fighters tackled the flames from the deck of 2 cabins and use the help of a wetting agent spraying down trees next to the cabins to keep them from catching on fire.

Since there is no city water or working fire hydrants up on this mountain fire crews are pulling water from homeowners holding tanks to fight the fire.

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