No injuries were reported.
WATE’s weather cameras were showing the large flames in the area.
The Gatlinburg Fire Department and Gatlinburg Police Department responded to the scene around 9:23 p.m. Gatlinburg Police Department spokesperson Seth Butler said firefighters found a 12-foot by 12-foot structure fully engulfed in flames.
The structure was in an area that is inaccessible to the public, the Anakeesta spokesperson said. Anakeesta is expecting to continue to welcome guests on Thursday, May 25.
Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
“Our team is thankful for the quick response of the Gatlinburg Fire Department and Gatlinburg Police. Crews are working to extinguish those flames. Right now, information is limited, but we will keep you updated as we learn more,” Anakeesta said in a statement.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.