TN - Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains wildfire, 14 confirmed dead, 23 Nov 2016 *Arrests/Charges Dropped**

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  1. Tulessa

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    Sorry to hear about this. I didn't realize that area had been without much rain for so long. Hope you get some rain soon!
     
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    Praying for your area, Tulessa.
     
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    Praying!!! So scary!

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    “There are so many structures that are in danger that we don’t have the capabilities locally to address this if it continues to get worse,” Mosley said. “My fear is that it will continue to get worse.”

    Mosley said there are 23 active wildfires at this time across the state, with Harlan County currently suffering from five.

    A fire on Pine Mountain has been impacting such communities as Nolansburg, Dionne, Totz and Hiram.

    “It’s an approximately 1,300-acre fire that has grown,” Mosley said. “Forestry has been fighting this for the last several days. Our local fire departments have been assisting where structures are in danger. We have had one property – two outbuildings – (that) have been destroyed as a result of this.”

    https://harlandaily.com/news/14575/forest-fires-causing-concern-for-county
     
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    Is there a thread for Gatlingburg area fires?

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...burg-pigeon-forge-evacuated-wildfires-n689396

     
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    I have merged several threads into this one. Praying for all affected. Very scary.
     
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    Thanks, tlcya!

    Ripley Aquarium, fire very close. however, the building is very self-sufficient and "should" be all right.
    http://www.wbir.com/mb/news/local/f...um-thousands-of-animals-left-behind/357623054


    The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a Gatlinburg institution for generations, was among the many structures threatened Monday night by fire.
    Bill May, executive director of the beloved school, posted photos on his Facebook page of flames consuming structures at the visual arts center.
    He also posted a message about 11 p.m. as he evacuated downtown Gatlinburg where the school long has sat.

    http://www.wbir.com/mb/news/local/fire-threatens-beloved-arrowmont-school-of-arts-and-crafts/357579443
     
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    It is so hard to wrap my head around this. I cannot imagine living or having a business so close to fires like this. I have only been there once, on vacation, but we still talk about that trip and how beautiful it was. Praying for everyone.... please be safe, my friends.
     
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    Per CNN, awaiting a news conference update at 11 am(@10 minutes from now)

    cnn's website has quite a thorough update and description up to now on their page
     
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    This is so awful. I have vacationed in Gatlinburg and pigeon forge many times and always enjoyed it.


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