Tennessee wildfires threaten resort town of Gatlinburg

Tennessee wildfires threaten resort town of Gatlinburg

Mandatory evacuations are under way in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after wildfires set many houses and a hotel ablaze.
The fires also threatened Dollywood, a theme park owned by the county music icon and actress Dolly Parton, and an aquarium housing thousands of animals.
There are fears that a storm system approaching the area will fan the flames, and that the forecast rain will not be enough to quell them.
Several southern states are battling wildfires after months of drought.
The wildfires, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, are reportedly growing increasingly unpredictable and... read more

29 November 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC

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