Crews respond to multiple cabin fires in Sevier County

Three cabins caught fire in the Upper Middle Creek Area.
Three cabins caught fire in the Upper Middle Creek Area.
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 6:16 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2023 at 5:35 PM EST
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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Crews with the Pigeon Forge Fire Department responded to a multiple structure fire early Tuesday morning around the 2100 block of Windy Lane in the Upper Middle Creek area of Sevier County.

At 12:39 a.m. dispatch received a call reporting a structure fire. Crews arrived to find one cabin burning, with another cabin caught in the flames. As the crews worked to fight the fire, it spread to a third cabin nearby, officials said.

First responders from the Sevier County Ambulance Service and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the scene, providing support for the fire response.

Pigeon Forge fire officials said two of the cabins didn’t have anybody inside. Two vacationers were staying in one of the cabins and called 911.

“They were here from Florida, saw the cabin next to them was on fire and called 911 to report the cabin,” said Charles Powers, Deputy Chief for the Pigeon Forge Fire Department. “They were barely able to get their stuff out of the cabin before the cabin they were in caught fire.”

Powers said it was a little tricky to put out the fire since the cabins were on a narrow, mountainous road.

“Thank you to our incredible fire crews who responded quickly. Their quick action and response prevented further structure loss and injuries,” said Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters.

No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation to determine the cause.