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.
As these fires continue to burn, safety should be everyone’s first priority. Stay as far away from the area as possible. If you are in the area, don’t wait, evacuate.
Stay Up to Speed. Real-time information on the fires and their effects can be found at:
Also, stay tuned to the White Oak Lodge and Resort Facebook page for updates on the fires and the resort.
Please join us in sending good vibes to our friends in Gatlinburg and all those affected by the fires.