Fire force evacuations near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

A fire near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee forced an evacuation on Wednesday, March 30. Wears Valley firefighters instructed anyone in the Shagbark and Preserve areas to evacuate immediately and said people could take shelter at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, as of Wednesday afternoon there was “no estimate” of the surface of the fire, although more structures were threatened. This video captured by Randy James in Sevierville just north of Pigeon Forge shows fire. Credit: Randy James via Storyful