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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wildfires forcing evacuations in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

GATLINBURG - 12 AM UPDATE: There are currently 30 structures on fire in Gatlinburg as residents and guests evacuate the city.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says 30 structures are on fire, including a 16-story hotel on Regan Drive and the Driftwood Apartments in Gatlinburg. The wildfire is also at the edge of the Dollywood property.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for Mynatt Park, Park Vista and Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg. Evacuations have also been ordered for the north end of Pigeon Forge.

There are no reports of fatalities from the fires, according to TEMA. There is one report of an evacuee suffering a burn injury.

There are reports of downed power lines and trees, TEMA said.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this why they're called the Great Smoky Mountains?

Anonymous said...

6:15. There's always that one idiot that thinks comments like that are funny. GROW UP. People's home and lives are in danger.

Anonymous said...

I was just in GB a month ago, they were complaining how dry it had been all summer. Nice town and people feel sorry for them. Hope todays rain helps.