Park Closes Roads and Trails due to Chimney 2 Fire  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have closed Newfound Gap Road, Cherokee Orchard Road, Elkmont Road, and several trails due to the Chimney 2 Fire. The fire has grown to approximately 500 acres in size overnight due to extreme, sustained winds over 20 mph. National Park Service fire crews are focusing on suppression efforts to ensure public safety and protect park facilities at locations such as Chimneys Picnic Area.  The fire…

Park Closes Roads and Trails due to Chimney 2 Fire Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have closed Newfound Gap Road, Cherokee Orchard Road, Elkmont Road, and several trails due to the Chimney 2 Fire. The fire has grown to approximately 500 acres in size overnight due to extreme, sustained winds over 20 mph. National Park Service fire crews are focusing on suppression efforts to ensure public safety and protect park facilities at locations such as Chimneys Picnic Area. The fire…

At the over look before the chimney tops picnic area during tje fires

At the over look before the chimney tops picnic area during tje fires

Park Fire Update  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials reported additional fire activity including the Park Headquarters area and a spot fire between Elkmont and Newfound Gap Road off of the Sugarland Mountain Trail approximately 1 mile south of the Husky Gap Trail intersection. The park has closed the Gatlinburg Bypass and Little River Road from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Metcalf  Bottoms Picnic Area due to fire activity and downed trees. The park has evacuated employees from…

Park Fire Update Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials reported additional fire activity including the Park Headquarters area and a spot fire between Elkmont and Newfound Gap Road off of the Sugarland Mountain Trail approximately 1 mile south of the Husky Gap Trail intersection. The park has closed the Gatlinburg Bypass and Little River Road from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area due to fire activity and downed trees. The park has evacuated employees from…

First responders with the Gatlinburg Fire Department

First responders with the Gatlinburg Fire Department

A man is trying to find his family during the tragic fires and evacuations in Sevier County.

A man is trying to find his family during the tragic fires and evacuations in Sevier County.

Dollywood Foundation giving $1,000 per month for 6 months to families who lost everything in the wildfires.

Dollywood Foundation giving $1,000 per month for 6 months to families who lost everything in the wildfires.

Rev. Ed Taylor was found dead outside of his hime due to smoke inhalation, according to son who spoke with detectives.

Rev. Ed Taylor was found dead outside of his hime due to smoke inhalation, according to son who spoke with detectives.

Another chimney is all that's standing

Another chimney is all that's standing

One of the trucks that was one of many burnt up in the Gatlinburg fires

One of the trucks that was one of many burnt up in the Gatlinburg fires

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