Prayers, Flames, Wind

Pigeon Forge firefighters recall devastating wildfire


PIGEON FORGE (WBIR) – It was a wildfire like none other. In the three months since the Sevier County fire disaster, life has gone on, but the scars left behind are still present not only in the landscape, but also in the hearts of many.

Chief Tony Watson and several other Pigeon Forge firefighters reflected on that day three months ago in an interview with 10News. “On the way up there I called my wife and I only did this twice in my career, I called and said, ‘Pray for us. We’re going into harms way,’ Watson recalled. ” It sort of set the tone for what we thought we were going to face that day.”

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