Gatlinburg Fire Aftermath: What Made It & What Burnt

By: Skyepony, 10:11 PM GMT on November 29, 2016

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Sevier County Wildfire
More than 14,000 people have been displaced by the wildfire in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, originally 2000 were in shelters. At least 12 people have died and 74 were treated. There are people and pets missing, search and rescue may wrap up as early as Thursday evening. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said they have for "quite a few" of the 70 or so origin...

Sevier County Wildfire Gatlinburg Fire Dollywood

Updated: 8:24 PM GMT on December 02, 2016

Southern Fires Face Winds With Hopes of Rain.

By: Skyepony, 7:58 PM GMT on November 28, 2016

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Check blog comments for latest on Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area Fires.

Wind is up today as hopefully rain approaches. Some fires have grown, surrounding states have caught more fires. Some fires have been successfully contained.


Image credit: Climate Central

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Pinnacle Fire Southeast Fires Tropics

Updated: 1:10 PM GMT on November 29, 2016

Southern Wildfires Continue

By: Skyepony, 11:14 PM GMT on November 22, 2016

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Southern Wildfires Continue

With the weather across Appalachia expected to be mostly dry through at least the rest of the week, wildfires and smoke should continue. Last night a new fire started south of Franklin in the Jones Creek area, it was contained at less than an acre. Most of the established fires are not expected to...

WNC Fires GA Fires VA Fires Otto

Updated: 2:39 PM GMT on November 24, 2016

WNC & GA: Bad Fire Weather Weekend

By: Skyepony, 8:28 PM GMT on November 19, 2016

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Bad Fire Weather Weekend For The Southeast

Sprinkles finished a better week for fighting wildfires in the Southeast, though not enough to quell the effects of the winds coming. As a cold front passes, the winds are expected to gust to 40mph on the ridges and 25mph on lower elevations. Fire conditions may lead to some extreme fire beh...

WNC Fires GA Fires 90L Garden

Updated: 3:02 AM GMT on November 22, 2016

Parts of Nantahala National Forest Close & More Party Rock Evacuations

By: Skyepony, 5:17 AM GMT on November 16, 2016

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Parts of Nantahala National Forest Close


Captured this blended satellite shot from NASA Worldview on 11/15/2016. Wind has shifted to where the recent smoke is blowing out to the Atlantic. Another large patch of older smoke is lingering mid-country.

The firefighters are catching a break with the weather more humid and less wind...

Nantahala Fires Lake Lure Fires tropics garden

Updated: 12:57 AM GMT on November 17, 2016

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