published Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Firefighters search for hot spots in Pigeon Forge mulch blaze

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — A huge mulch fire at the Sevier County Solid Waste Landfill is out, but firefighters continue to watch for hot spots.

The blaze broke out at the facility in Pigeon Forge Saturday night and firefighter Matt Lovitt told WBIR that it took around 100 firefighters from six departments to contain it. He says the fire was in a pit that was about six feet deep, 60 feet wide and 100 feet long. Crews were at the site Sunday to look for hot spots.

The investigation continues with no word yet on a cause.

The facility also had a large fire break out in May 2007.

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