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WATCH: Residents Flee for their Lives Escaping Gatlinburg Tennessee’s Chimney Top Fire

29 Nov 2016, 11:42 am

A wildfire raging in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park threatened downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the surrounding area on November 28-29.

The blaze had spread more than 500 acres, prompting immediate evacuations in Gatlinburg’s Mynatt Park neighborhood, East Foothills Road, Turkey Nest Road, Davenport Road and Savage Gardens areas.

This video was filmed in a vehicle attempting to flee the blaze. The footage shows the vehicle being forced to turn back towards the blaze by a blocked road.

Caution: These videos contain strong language. Viewer Discretion Advised. 

We almost did'nt make it out alive!! But we did.

Posted by Michael Luciano on Monday, November 28, 2016

A second video was added later, when the vehicle had safely evaded the blaze, but not before some pretty hair-raising encounters.

At the bottom at the welcome center.

Posted by Michael Luciano on Monday, November 28, 2016

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2 responses to “WATCH: Residents Flee for their Lives Escaping Gatlinburg Tennessee’s Chimney Top Fire

  1. We should all pray for these people that have lost everything they owned due to the wildfires! Some people made it out with nothing but the clothes on their back! I am praying that they were not intently started! Not only have we lost some of God’s most beautiful country but people have lost homes and businesses and lives! We need to come together as a nation and pray and donate that we can help people and rebuild this beautiful country back to what is was!

  2. Praying for rain and help to recover. Also for the people calmness to their souls in midst of it all.
    Thi s area is the favorite of so many and we grieve with them over this terrible loss.

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