More now on Rutherford County's help to battle wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We've learned that several volunteer fire departments, along with Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County crews, have been asked to join in the fight in East Tennessee.
Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department reported on their Facebook page that per the state's mutual aide system during a level three emergency, crews can be requested. They're sending a tanker to join in the fight to save structures in Sevier County. Units from Smyrna and La Vergne have also been called in to fight.