Sevier County fire crews said a brush fire that popped up in a remote area of the county was 80% contained as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

According to the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency, the fire appeared near Laurel Lick Road and Mill Creek Road on a foothill southwest of Pigeon Forge Saturday night.

Crews with Sevier County EMA, Pigeon Forge Fire, Sevier County Fire and Rescue, and the Tennessee Division of Forestry are in the area working to contain the small fire.

Officials said it's a slow-moving, smoldering fire that occupies 20 to 25 acres on a steep mountainside.  

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