Laurel Lick Brush Fire 95% Contained

A brush fire in Sevier County is 95 percent contained. The Laurel Lick fire covers about 25 acres near Pigeon Forge.

Officials say you could still see some smoke coming from the area over the next few days. However, they say no structures are threatened.

Investigators believe the fire started because of a lightning strike.

If you live in Sevier County and haven’t already make sure to text SevierAlerts to 99411, that will sign you up for the CodeRed Alert System provided by the county to keep you informed in emergency situations.

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Fire crews are back in the mountains Tuesday morning battling a remote brush fire near Pigeon Forge. The fire is 80 percent contained, but officials say they have some of their hardest work ahead as they clear the steep terrain.

The Laurel Lick fire is still at about 25 acres. They were hoping the rain would help push back the flames, but Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson tells our TV Partner WVLT News the biggest help has been the aerial crews dumping thousands of gallons of water.

They’ve got about 45 personnel on the scene. So far no structural damage has been reported

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A brush fire in Sevier County is 70 percent contained.

Officials have confirmed a fire covering 20 to 25 acres is smoldering near the Laurel Lick area of Pigeon Forge.

Fire crews worked through the weekend digging control lines and conducting airdrops with the US Forest Service. Rain in the area has helped push back the flames.

Crews will be on the scene until the fire is completely extinguished.

For updates on the fire text SevierAlerts to 99411 to register for Sevier County Code Red Emergency Notification System or download the Code Red Mobile Alert from the App Store.

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