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Tuesday marks two years since massive Pigeon Forge resort fire
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Exactly two years ago a massive fire ripped through a Pigeon Forge resort, causing more than $11 million worth of damage that affected 73 structures.

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To this day, officials don't know what started the massive fire, according to the Emergency Management Agency.

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Here's what we do know - the fire started in a cabin at the Black Bear Ridge Resort off Wears Valley Road and spread to 160 acres. By the time firefighters and the rain doused the flames 24 hours later, the fire destroyed 53 homes and damaged 20 others.

ID=6514539The massive fire required one of the largest responses in terms of manpower because so many departments worked together. Emergency Management Agency Director John Mathews said 270 emergency workers from 48 different departments worked around the clock to extinguish the flames. Fortunately, no one was hurt.


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