Wildfire outbreak near Great Smoky Mountains National Park prompts mandatory evacuations
NSFW - Language - Forest Fire Escape in Gatlinburg, TN - Nov. 29, 2016
Wildfires burning in Great Smoky Mountains National park now 40% contained
Lessons learned after the 2016 Smoky Mountain wildfires that caused destruction in Gatlinburg
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Chimney Tops landscape steadily returning after 2016 wildfires
The 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires were a complex of wildfires which began in late November 2016. Some of the towns most impacted were Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, both near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fires claimed at least 14 lives, injured 134, and are one the largest natural disasters in the history of Tennessee.