Where was the Gatlinburg fire?

Where was the Gatlinburg fire?

The fire started on the remote Chimney Tops peaks inside the Smokies on Nov. 23, 2016, during a record-setting drought. Greg Salansky, the park’s fire management officer, decided to try to contain the fire rather than attack it directly, despite forecasts of high winds and “critically dry” conditions.

Did Gatlinburg burn down?

Wildfires have ravaged Sevier County six years after deadly fires destroyed parts of Gatlinburg. GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Wildfires have ravaged Sevier County six years after deadly fires destroyed parts of Gatlinburg. In late 2016, wildfires decimated parts of the tourist town that left 14 people dead.

What is the local news channel in Pigeon Forge Tennessee?

Local News | WATE 6 On Your Side.

What happened to the boys that started the fire in Gatlinburg TN?

Two boys were arrested, but charges were later dropped When two juveniles were arrested on December 7 and charged with aggravated arson, many people assumed they had the answer. However, by the time those charges were dropped six months later, many had lost focus on the fire.

Who was responsible for Gatlinburg fire?

One of the largest wildfires was the Chimney Tops 2 Fire, which burned more than 10,000 acres, and closed the Chimney Tops Trail….2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires.

2016 Great Smoky Mountains Wildfires Part of the Southeastern U.S. wildfires
Perpetrator(s) Two juveniles charged with aggravated arson.
Motive Negligence

Did Ober Gatlinburg survive the fire?

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported that preliminary information indicated that Ober Gatlinburg was destroyed, along with about 100 buildings from the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. Black Bear Falls Resorts reportedly lost every cabin in the blaze.

Who set the Gatlinburg TN fire?

What is the local news channel for Gatlinburg Tennessee?

WJHL. Tri-Cities News & Weather.

Where is Robin Wilhoit from?

North Carolina
Robin Wilhoit anchors weekdays on 10News at Five, Six, and 10News Nightbeat. I was born and raised in North Carolina but I’ve been proud to call East Tennessee home for the last 20 years. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.