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    Tennessee is burning

    Insane wild fires creeping through Tennessee for the last few hours. Gatlinburg is under a mandatory evacuation, and Pigeon Forge looks to be next. Some of the videos coming out of there are pretty gnarly. I used to vacation with my family every fall up there. Hopefully some rain comes through to help out, because it looks bad right now.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/28/us/sou...nburg-smokies/

    Fires force evacuations in Gatlinburg, TN; Smokies park closes roads

    This is a little intense. People trapped in the hotel as the fire rages all around them, a guy posted video from his phone from inside. Can't imagine what that feels like to know you could burn to death at any moment.






    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/chimn...inds/356957561

    Fire in Smokies grows to 500-plus acres in size



    https://www.rt.com/usa/368497-gatlin...uations-arson/



    Huge fire forces evacuations near national park in Tennessee, arson suspected

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    My wife's sister's in-laws live in Gatlinburg and were here in VA for Thanksgiving. They were supposed to head back this morning but are still here trying to get more information. Been there a few times myself so it's a shame to see this happen.

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...burg/94580940/

    Downed power lines blamed for the fire. DollyWood is expected to burn.

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    damn gatlinburg is fuckin lit and now its literally lit. Hope it all gets sorted out

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    As much as I hate Gatlinburg, this sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myreality View Post
    Can't imagine what that feels like to know you could burn to death at any moment.
    As a wildland firefighter I can confidently state that it "feels good man". I also keep a butter seasoning packet in my fire shelter case.

    Smoke inhalation is most likely getting you before the actual fire does. If not then the hard rolling heat will sear the lungs and you, again, suffocate before getting flamelicked.

    But that's inside a build and I don't do that shit. Goddamn deathtraps.

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    Dollywood so far appears to be safe. I don't know if the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg will be so fortunate. Saw a clip of the aquarium director on the local news saying they had to force staff to leave because they refused to leave the animals behind. He then said the animals would be able to survive 24 hours without human assistance. Hope it clears up before that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    As much as I hate Gatlinburg, this sucks.
    How can you hate gatlinburg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNH View Post
    How can you hate gatlinburg?
    Boring dump of a tourist trap.

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    Dd they get the people out of the hotel? When I search it just posts articles from like 12 hours ago.

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    All of Gatlinburg and most of Pigeon Forge were under mandatory evacuations. The Dollywood Resort was also evacuated though it appears the fires did not make it in to the park.

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    I was going to make a joke because lolTennessee but then I watched that video from in the hotel. Even I can't be that cold.


    Hope everyone is ok and it's just property that is lost :/ that's terrifying

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    Death count is up to 13, mostly from the resort areas. National Park service says the blaze was "human caused."

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    I can't believe I didn't notice this thread till now. I haven't browsed the forums much lately I guess.

    As a east TN resident I am really crestfallen about this. I posted a little bit about it in the weather thread last month but I never thought it would get this bad. I don't live that far from Gatliburg and while I was not presonally effected by the fires, excecpt for the smoke, I feel so sad about all the damage it did and the lives lost. My mother's side of the family really likes the outdoors and I grew up going camping and hiking and stuff and well into my adulthood. We used to go to the Smokies and Gatlinburg several times a year. My church youth group would also go there once a year for this Christian youth conference. What I'm saying is I know the area really well. I feel like my backyard just burned down. This is the worst fire in Tennessee in 100 years. Thousands of structures and businesses have been destroyed. Hundreds of families have lost everytime and I mean EVERYTHING. They were forced to flee their homes with only the clothes on their backs. That leads me to the main reason I'm posting. I'm asking the forum to donate to the relief effort if you can.

    The easiest way is to text the word, "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donatation. You can also go to Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

    Here is also a page with a list of other ways you can help:

    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/how-t...uees/357810685

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    horrible..this wildfire killed 14 persons and that's only confirmed ones..probably the number may even be a little higher..

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    Hope they charge them as adults and throw the book at 'em.

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    Dunno, a day in Dollywood might be enough punishment.

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