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Smokies: the Fire of 2016

Chase away the winter blues and dream of faraway places as local travelers share pictures and stories from their favorite adventures.

This catastrophic fire started the day before Thanksgiving. Within five days, it spread across the Park, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee claiming fourteen lives and destroying over 2400 residential and commercial structures.   Bill Deitzer will share the circumstances that began this inconceivable series of events involving multiple governmental and fire maintenance agencies. The vacation towns and National Park you visit have been impacted forever.

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