Monday, December 05, 2016

Chimney2Fire (Gaitlinburg TN) - December 5th update

Footage from the air and on the ground of damage caused by the Chimney2Fire, shot on November 29 by 1st Lt. Michael Donovan of the Tennessee National Guard.

Direct link to video

The latest information on the Chimney2Fire, 14 dead (see this December 4th joint news release from Sevier County, City of Gaitlinburg, Tennessee Emergency Mangement, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for more information) and over 700 structures confirmed to be lost. The tally of destroyed and damaged structures is 1,684. The wildfire has burned 17,006 acres and is at 42 percent containment. The acreage of the Chimney2Fire was reduced to account for the nearby Cobbly Knob Fires that has burned 803 acres and is at 53 percent containment.

My thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost loved ones from these wildfires and with all those who lost their homes.

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