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Small fire burns near Smokies headquarters

Fire crews respond on Park Headquarters Road. NPS photo Fire crews respond on Park Headquarters Road. NPS photo

A downed powerline along Park Headquarters Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ignited a 1.5-acre wildfire last week. 

The fire burned near park headquarters, between the ranger station and park maintenance yard, starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Pigeon Forge Fire Department and Gatlinburg Fire Department responded initially, transitioning oversight to park fire crews. 

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