The Gatlinburg Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 6:39 a.m. Sunday morning. The Pigeon Forge Fire Department was also on the scene.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. – The Gatlinburg Fire Department is responding to an active structure fire at 745 Parkway.
The Gatlinburg Fire Department (GFD) was dispatched to a structure fire at 6:39 a.m. Sunday morning. The Pigeon Forge Fire Department (PFFD) was also on the scene.
No injuries are reported at this time, according to the city of Gatlinburg.
According to a city news release just after noon, the downtown Gatlinburg Parkway remains closed between its intersection at traffic light #6 and its intersection at Reagan Drive.
The City of Gatlinburg has urged motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area of this closure until further notice.
According to the statement, city officials have asked people traveling to and from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to use the Gatlinburg Bypass.
“Travel in the immediate area is not recommended at this time, however, if individuals need access to downtown Gatlinburg, motorists may use River Road and Cherokee Orchard Road,” the press release read.
Gatlinburg Trolley service was also suspended for the day due to the parkway closure.
A city spokesperson said GFD personnel remain at the scene in downtown Gatlinburg to actively fight a fire in the 700 block of Parkway. Crews from the PFFD, Sevierville Fire Department, Sevier County Ambulance Department, and Pittman Center Fire Department are also assisting in firefighting efforts.
A 10News team has confirmed that the three businesses affected by the fire are Puckers Sports Grill, Cafe 420 and China Bazaar.
This is a developing story. We will continue to provide more updates as we learn more.