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National Park Services believe that the fire may have been “human-caused”

Gatlinburg widlfire

CNN — The fire that sparked a dozen others in Sevier County, Tennessee, was “human-caused,” National Park Service spokeswoman Dana Soehn said Tuesday, without elaborating.

The blaze is under investigation. The National Park Service said roughly 15,000 acres have been scorched.

More than 250 structures have been damaged.