Former hotel annex destroyed by fire in Smokies
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – A fire has destroyed a two-story annex structure on the site of a torn-down historic hotel in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The National Park Service said in a news release that the fire, which was reported by a park visitor, engulfed the former Wonderland Hotel annex Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the immediate area.
The 8,600-square-foot annex building was slated for demolition pending available funding.
The Wonderland Hotel was razed in 2006 after a selection of historic materials were salvaged from the site.
Officials have not offered a possible cause for the fire.
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