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Tue Nov 29, 2016, 03:34 AM

Dollywood, other Tennessee tourist destinations evacuated due to wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- Several popular tourist destinations in Tennessee have been evacuated due to wildfires.

Mandatory evacuations were issued Monday night for the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge because of fires in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Videos from Gatlinburg show a bright orange sky and abandoned streets.

Gatlinburg police had been going door to door in one neighborhood asking for voluntary evacuations. But as wind picked up and fallen trees sparked fires from downed lines, Gatlinburg fire officials declared a mandatory evacuation of a larger area.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/national/dollywood-other-tennessee-tourist-destinations-evacuated-due-wildfires/RKLRADA32fZnKLdbTG22DN/

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Tue Nov 29, 2016, 05:22 AM

1. Link with many pics and videos...

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/11/28/rain-just-what-east-tennessee-firefighters-ordered/94535434/

I'm heartbrokenly sick over MY mountains burning!

We're paying for not heeding the warnings of global warming.

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