Deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Wildfires swept from the Great Smoky Mountains into Sevier County, including an area around Pigeon Forge and the town of Gatlinburg this week. Many residents and tourists were forced to evacuate. Hundreds of homes and a resort were destroyed over a 24-hour period.

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Authorities have blocked off Gatlinburg. Some fires continue to burn today. There is some concern about high winds that could spread fire throughout the day. Winds of more than 80 mph caused the firestorm on Tuesday.