The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Agricultural Crime Unit (ACU) completed their investigation into the cause of two recent Sevier County wildland fires (Click the photo above this story to see multiple pictures from the wildfires).
Rutherford County Fire & Rescue workers returned from the scene of the blaze on April 3rd and reported, “It was our honor to help our colleagues in East Tennessee and the community in their time of need.”
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East Tennessee Fires - Continued...
The Indigo Lane fire that started on March 30th burned nearly 2,500 acres, destroying numerous structures. Firefighting efforts fully contained the Indigo Lane fire by April 5th. The Seymour fire started on March 31st and was 100 percent contained a week later.
The Agriculture Crime Unit is the primary agency responsible for investigation of suspected wildland arson statewide and officers are specifically trained to investigate wildfires. ACU worked with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pigeon Forge Police Department to determine the source of both fires.
Video from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture