Arson in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Investigators in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are seeking  information about a case of arson that occurred in the historic Elkmont Historic District of the park on November 29.

According to WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee, the arson occurred in the Daisy Town section of Elkmont and was reported around 10 a.m. The targeted cabins have been set aside by the National Park Service, which plans to fully restore the historic structures at a later date. Luckily, rangers were able to keep damage to a minimum after discovering the blaze.

Elkmont was a well-known and frequently visited vacation destination in the days before the Great Smokies were set aside as a national park. In its heyday it boasted more than 34 buildings, four of which are being completely restored by the National Park Service.

Anyone with information about the arson in Elkmont is encouraged to call or text 888-653-0009, “Submit a Tip” online at www.nps.gov/isb and click, email nps_isb@nps.gov, or send a message on Facebook to @InvestigativeServicesNPS or on Twitter to @SpecialAgentNPS.

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