English Mountain fire loss estimate: ...

English Mountain fire loss estimate: $7 million

There are 2 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Apr 18, 2012, titled English Mountain fire loss estimate: $7 million. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

A fire earlier this month that burned a Sevier County mountain resort, costing an estimated $7 million in damages, has been deemed accidental.

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Pierce Investigations

Nashville, TN

#1 Apr 18, 2012
So just Who did this fire and total Sevier County Incompetence cost $7,000,0000 ? We all know that Sevier County Stupidity run rampant like a wild fire but just who lost seven million dollars?

This is just another bullshit story to try and hide Sevier County STUPIDITY from the tourists.

A Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter scoops up water from Douglas Lake in Sevier County on Wednesday April 11, 2012 to fight fires on English Mountain in Sevier and Cocke County.
Firefighters break for lunch near the scene of the fire-ravaged condo resort on English Mountain on Wednesday April 11, 2012.
The smoldering ruins of the fire ravaged English Mountain condominium resort are seen on Wednesday April 11, 2012. A fire broke out at the resort on Tuesday, destroying four buildings containing 48 units.
A Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter scoops up water from Douglas Lake in Sevier County on Wednesday April 11, 2012. The water was used to help douse a fire on English Mountain that started on Tuesday.
The smoldering ruins of the fire ravaged English Mountain condominium resort are seen on Wednesday April 11, 2012. A fire broke out at the resort on Tuesday, destroying four buildings containing 48 units.

A fire earlier this month that burned a Sevier County mountain resort, costing an estimated $7 million in damages, has been deemed accidental.

Flames erupted April 10 in a condo at English Mountain Condominiums, 1081 Cove Road, outside Sevierville. No one was injured by the flames.

The fire consumed 48 rental units in four buildings at the resort and forced the evacuation of dozens of residents in the resort and from nearby homes.

"The investigation did not reveal any signs of criminal activity and has been ruled accidental in nature," Sevier County Sheriff's Office Capt. Jeff McCarter said this morning.

McCarter said a probe by the Sheriff's Office, the resort's insurer and the state bomb and arson unit determined the fire started in the attic of Building One and then jumped to three other buildings.

"The exact cause is undetermined but electrical issues could not be ruled out as the cause of the fire," McCarter said.

He said the damaged buildings were insured for $7 million.

Six other buildings in the development were spared.

Fire departments from every agency in Sevier County and some from adjoining counties battled the fire for two days. Flames also caused a forest fire on the mountain, prompting state forestry units to join the battle.

McCarter said more than 500 acres of forest burned in Sevier and Cocke counties.

More details as they develop online and in Thursday's News Sentinel.
Pierced Investigators

Knoxville, TN

#2 May 20, 2012
You must be talking about Mikey the Misfit!

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