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

March 18th, 2013 6:44 pm by News Sentinel staff

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

Sevier County Fire Marshall Jay Breeden, left, and County Road Superintendent Earl Ward carry puppies that were rescued after a wildfire that engulfed about 160 acres and damaged or destroyed some 65 cabins Monday near Pigeon Forge. Associated Press photo

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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