Wildfire destroys dozens of homes in popular resort town
Fast-moving flames in Tennessee
- Duration 3:20
- Date Mar 18, 2013
Fast-moving flames in Tennessee
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-- Fox News alert right now wildfire.
Has taken out dozens of homes and more are in its path at this hour.
Flames that jumped over the roads are quickly racing uphill we welcome you to a brand -- -- of America's -- good to have you with us this morning good morning everybody I'm Martha McCallum -- Bill Hemmer they need some relief right there in -- the smoky mountains of Tennessee these are scenes out of pigeon forge Tennessee.
A town three hours outside of Nashville this might be best known.
As the home of the country star Dolly Parton in the world famous theme -- there but these mountains -- Americans have been going here for.
Unbelievable pictures -- cleaner is the spokesperson for the Tennessee emergency management agency -- Welcome my and I you guys got a lot on your hands this morning what's what's the latest and you just had a news conference.
Well it could watch in this since yesterday afternoon.
There about a hundred and up 45 acres -- -- been consumed by this wild fire.
About very -- cabins at a resort in the area also damaged or destroyed.
Right now the fire is contained.
It is not under control so it still remains a dangerous situation.
Given the weather conditions over there it's very drying it's very windy.
We are watching the situation and a number of state.
Assets and resources.
Have been -- area including two activity National Guard Blackhawk helicopters that are -- provide.
Information as well as the ability to dump walker.
On the fire -- needed Tennessee division of forestry.
Tennessee Highway Patrol of course in the emergency -- they don't want and is very close.
And I -- and some of these homes.
We're looking at the damage just going straight up in flames -- is everybody okay.
There have been no reports of fatalities or injuries and that is very it is it means when people were told to evacuate they took that seriously.
And -- -- area -- didn't try to get back in there have been about a hundred people are 150 people evacuated.
The American red crosses on seeing they're helping to take hear them.
But also against another.
Agency involved and that response center now watching the situation close.
-- beautiful place you know we're just -- at of these pictures that are coming in in most cases are these.
Year -- homes or vacation homes.
These are this the way I understand that this is a resort -- these art -- -- -- -- cabins on that resort.
And like you say that it -- that is a big tourist destination so it another reason.
For -- to be so vigilant.
And be ready to move.
I think -- the buyer you know it's more out of control.
And in terms of your personnel on the ground there what are they saying at about how long they think it will take to get this under control.
It'd be hard speculate on not getting it under control given situation with the win.
I know that we are expecting occult arts to come through -- could dump about an inch of rain.
That will be tomorrow morning so it's it's win.
And it's warm ahead -- -- so we're just gonna have to keep watch of the.
Right Jeanne thanks so much for your time I'll keep -- -- good luck down there.
Thank you --