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Scared and squealing, litter of seven puppies saved from wildfire in Sevier County

News Sentinel staff • Mar 18, 2013 at 6:44 AM

PIGEON FORGE — Count a litter of puppies among the lucky escapees of the Sevier County wildfire that’s engulfed about 160 acres and damaged or destroyed some 65 cabins.

Pigeon Forge public works employees today discovered the seven mixed-breed pups hidden beneath a cabin in the path of the fire as they worked to shut off utilities in the cabin. Authorities had to lift up floorboards to get to them.

The mama dog, likely feral, was nowhere to be found. She may have fled as the flames advanced.

Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel website.

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