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Update: No injuries, house total loss in Seymour fire

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Sunday

(WBIR-Seymour) Officials said no one was hurt in a massive house fire Saturday in Seymour.

Accodring to Kevin Nunn, Assistant Chief with the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, the family was vacationing on Douglas Lake when the flames sparked.

"We hate the fact that the house is a total loss," said Nunn. "But if you're looking at the good side of things, there were no injuries or loss of life."

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Pigeon Forge wildlife group searching for missing falcon

(WBIR) An East Tennessee wildlife group is asking the public's help in finding one of its missing birds.

The American Eagle Foundation said one of its Peregrine Falcon's got loose Saturday afternoon from their "weathering yard" in Pigeon Forge. While the group is conducting its own search they are asking people in Sevier County to keep an eye out for the falcon.

Paula Deen in Gatlinburg: "I'm so happy to be here!"


(WBIR) A huge crowd of fans greeted celebrity cook Paul Deen at the opening of her new retail store in Gatinburg on Friday.

Pigeon Forge firefighters take the "Chief's Challenge"

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Sevier County deputies search for missing 15-year-old girl

(WBIR) The Sevier County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 15-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday.

McKenzie Murphy was last seen Wednesday at 1 a.m. Officials believe she could be with a man named Nate Marine of Sevier County. They could be traveling in a 2002 white Chevrolet Avalanche with Tenn. tags reading N01-83U.

Murphy has brown hair, green eyes, weighs 110 pounds, is about 5 foot 2 inches tall.

Margaritaville to open in Pigeon Forge next week

Parrot Heads will be flocking to Pigeon Forge next week for the opening of the brand new Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant.

The restaurant is located in the Island at Pigeon Forge.

Officials will celebrate the opening of the beach-themed restaurant, inspired by Buffett's famous song, with a ribbon cutting on June 16 at 9:30 am. The festivities are open to the public, and the restaurant will open for business after the ceremony.

A Margaritaville hotel is scheduled to open later this year.

2 injured in 2-car wreck that shut down Chapman Highway

UPDATE: 11:45 p.m.

(WBIR) THP confirms Chapman Highway reopened Saturday night just before midnight.

Two people were injured in the wreck, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

THP is investigating the accident.

ORIGINAL STORY: 11:00 p.m.

A two-car wreck shut down Chapman Highway (US 411) near Simmons Rd. in Sevier County Saturday night.