Devon couple slept as wildfire forced Gatlinburg evacuation
A holidaying couple claim they awoke to find they were the only people left in a US town threatened by wildfire.
Adrian and Lesley Hughes from Axmouth, Devon, said staff at their hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, told them to evacuate the building on Monday night.
But when they did not receive a follow up call about transport, the couple assumed the evacuation had been cancelled so went to bed.
Seven people have been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed.
When they arrived in the popular holiday resort the air was "pretty smoky" because of the wildfires further up the mountain, Mr... read more
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