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May 24, 2019

Information wanted on Elkmont fire

Tips are needed related to a human-caused fire that resulted in damage to cabins in the Elkmont Historic District of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Park rangers responded to an initial report of a fire at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, to find multiple cabins damaged in the area known as Daisy Town. These cabins are closed to the public but are slated for rehabilitation. Rangers were able to keep damage to the structures at a minimum.

The National Park Service Investigative Branch is investigating the incident. Anybody who may have observed activity leading to the fire should contact investigators. Email nps_isb@nps.gov, submit a tip at www.nps.gov/isb, call or text 888.653.0009 or message on Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or on Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS.

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Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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