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USA: Wildfires leave Gatlinburg in ruins00:57

USA: Wildfires leave Gatlinburg in ruins

United States, Gatlinburg
December 2, 2016 at 01:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage captured on Thursday, in Gatlinburg, shows the ruins of the town following fierce wildfires that struck the rural area of Tennessee.

Over 14,000 people were forced to leave their homes in Gatlinburg on Monday evening, as the fires - aggravated by strong winds - began to threaten the town. On Wednesday, a Tennessee mayor reported that three more bodies had been discovered among the fire's ruins. Seven fatalities have been recorded in total.

Credit: Tennessee Department of Transportation

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Footage captured on Thursday, in Gatlinburg, shows the ruins of the town following fierce wildfires that struck the rural area of Tennessee.

Over 14,000 people were forced to leave their homes in Gatlinburg on Monday evening, as the fires - aggravated by strong winds - began to threaten the town. On Wednesday, a Tennessee mayor reported that three more bodies had been discovered among the fire's ruins. Seven fatalities have been recorded in total.

Credit: Tennessee Department of Transportation