Sevier County Mayor says Gatlinburg fires caused $500M in damage to city

SEVIER COUNTY, TN (WATE) – The latest on the Sevier County wildfires:

10:41 a.m. Tuesday

The South Atlantic Incident Management Team said they plan to fly aerial reconnaissance Tuesday to survey remaining hot spots. With little fire activity, the team said they plan to transition command of the fires within park boundaries back to the National Park Service.

The Chimney Tops 2 fire is 17,140 acres and 94 percent contained. The Cobbly Nob fire is 764 acres and 96 percent contained.

Chimney Tops 2 fire (Left), Cobbly Nob fire (Right)
Chimney Tops 2 fire (Left), Cobbly Nob fire (Right)

 

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