Fire Scorches More Acres in the Smokies

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Knoxville (WVLT) A fire that started burning in the southern part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park over the weekend has now scorched about 150 acres.

Right now, park officials say the fire is posing no threat to any structures inside or outside the park.

Backcountry Campsite #17, Little Bottom's trail, and Hatcher Mountain trails are closed.

Abrams Creek trailhead in Cades Cove down to Abrams Falls and back are still open and safe for hikers.

We'll stay on top of this story, and let you know if this fire could impact your holiday at 5:30.

Updates as they happen on

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