Fire starts at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, representative says
A fire broke out near a construction site at Anakeesta on Wednesday night.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) - A fire broke out near a construction site at Anakeesta on Wednesday night, according to Communications Manager Austin Martin.
Gatlinburg Fire Department and Gatlinburg Police Department crews responded to the scene. GFD Spokesperson Seth Butler said that crews were dispatched at around 9:23 p.m.
When they arrived, crews found a 12-foot by 12-foot structure completely involved in flames. Butler said that GFD crews were able to quickly put out the fire.
Video sent in by viewers shows the flames broke out at the Birdventure construction site, which is not accessible to the public, Martin said.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“At this time, Anakeesta expects to continue to welcome guests tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2023,” Martin said.
This is a developing story.
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