Gatlinburg, Tenn., is trying to recover after a devastating wildfire swept through the town at the base of the Smoky Mountains. Officials have charged two teenagers with arson, for allegedly starting the fire that destroyed or damaged at least 2,400 buildings and killed 14 people. Many worry it will also hinder one of the largest
News and information concerning Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a popular tourist community located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains.
(AP) Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Officials offered few other specifics about how they think the two started a fire that leveled buildings into
Flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, scorching hundreds of homes and businesses and sending more than 14,000 fleeing from the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Tourists and residents scrambled Monday night and early Tuesday to outrun the blaze, which was pushed from the Great Smoky Mountains National
A mandatory evacuation order was issued for downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge residents and guests located in the areas between traffic light 8 and the Spur are under mandatory evacuation after TEMA issued a Level 3 State of Emergency with 30 structures on fire in Gatlinburg. The National Guard was mobilized to Sevier County. Dollywood,
The Gatlinburg Police Department says they received a call after 5:30 p.m. Monday reporting that someone had fallen from the Space Needle. The street below the Space Needle was closed for hours. Officers say a man in his late fifties jumped from the observation deck around 5:40 Monday night. Hundreds of people were nearby but
TWRA officers said they had no options left but to shoot and kill a family of black bears that had been destroying property near a Gatlinburg vacation destination. TWRA officer Matt Cameron said that the mother black bear and her four yearling cubs have been rooting through garbage, getting into cars and cabins, even chasing
It’s not your everyday crime. Bears broke into a Gatlinburg woman’s car. Kathy Gafford sent the WATE 6 On Your Side newsroom pictures of two bears climbing inside her car while she was working at a cabin along Ski Line Drive. “The baby was sitting in the passenger seat. The mama was sitting in that
Below is a short interview with the Smoky Mountain Angler, a fly fishing service based in Gatlinburg, TN. If you’re looking to give fly fishing a try during your next trip to the Smokies be sure and give them a call… 1) Can you give everyone a brief background on your business and
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor offerings are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN.