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Gatlinburg Fires: What You Need to Know

In the wake of the severe fires burning in and around Gatlinburg, White Oak Lodge and Resort was officially evacuated last night. The resort has sustained only minor damage at this time, and personnel including Charlie, Johnny, their families, and evacuated guests are safe.

The downtown Gatlinburg area is reporting both damage and heavy smoke, and all facilities in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are closed.