Wildfire – Black Bear Cub Fire (Sevier County, TN)

On March 17, 2013, a fire started at a cabin in the Black Bear Ridge Resort (BBRR) development in Sevier County, Tennessee. The fire spread rapidly to other cabins. Before being fully contained, 53 cabins were destroyed and 20 cabins were damaged. The objective of this report is to summarize the results of the site visit and review possible mitigation strategies and options that could minimize the loss of buildings from fire in the future.