GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A water utility is seeking to charge hundreds of customers in Tennessee to recover costs as the region rebuilds from wildfires in November that killed 14 people and destroyed nearly 2,500 buildings in the Gatlinburg area.
A fire burned more than 100 acres outside Gatlinburg on Thursday as wind gusts approached 100 mph, reminding residents of the extreme conditions that brewed a deadly firestorm last November.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Victims of last year’s Tennessee wildfires and members of the Pigeon Forge community were offered free health screenings Saturday at an event organized by Healthy Tennessee and physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical
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Insurance claims resulting from the Sevier County wildfires are an estimated $842 million, well above the estimate of $500 million in damages announced by officials in December.
On top of damage and loss from last month’s wildfire in and around Gatlinburg, some Charter Communications customers say the company is causing them another headache.
ELIZABETHTON — The Kiwanis Club of Elizabethton presented its first Distinguished Service Award to firefighters from the Elizabethton Fire Department and the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department who went to Gatlinburg last month to fight the wildfires that destroyed sections of that community.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man whose wife and daughters were killed in a wildfire that spread through Gatlinburg says he has forgiven the two juveniles who have been accused of starting it.
“As humans it is sometimes hard to show grace. We hold grudges. We stay angry. We point the finger and feel we have to lay the blame somewhere. It’s human nature and completely understandable. But I did not raise my children to live with hate. I did not teach my girls or my son to point the finger at others. John 8:7 says, 'Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.'
Deadly wildfires caused more than $500 million in damage as they tore through a tourism community in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and killed 14 people, local officials estimated Tuesday.
GATLINBURG — Support comes in many forms.
Tennessee Highway Patrol recruits took a break from their rigorous training recently to freeze-frame themselves after the Virginia State Police issued a mannequin challenge/food drive a few weeks ago.
GATLINBURG — Pastor Larry Burcham stood solemnly, arms crossed, above a charred pile of debris.
Friday marked the first day Gatlinburg residents and businesses owners were permitted to enter town and assess the damage from a Monday night wildfire that spread over 17,000 acres.
During a Friday morning press conference, officials also released the names of four people who died from the devasting fires.
Gatlinburg visitor Ed Carnes got the first emergency text alert Monday night after he and his wife became stranded in a line of cars blocked by a fallen tree on a winding mountain road above town, surrounded by thick smoke and flames.