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Officials say 3 dead in Tennessee wildfires

7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, November 29 2016 Nov 29, 2016 November 29, 2016 3:54 PM November 29, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - A Tennessee mayor says three people have died in the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains.

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said Tuesday afternoon that he didn't have any details on the deaths. The mayor says authorities are going door-to-door to make sure everyone is safe. About a dozen people have been injured.

Gatlinburg's mayor says the firefighters are still battling hot spots and there will be a curfew in effect Tuesday night. More than 14,000 residents and tourists were forced to evacuate the tourist city in the mountains.

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