Mayor: Death toll in Tennessee wildfires now 13 — WAVY-TV

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mayor has confirmed that 13 people have died from wildfires, including one person who appears to have had heart attack fleeing the flames. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia

Dozens of wildfires ravaging forests in Appalachia are prompting mass evacuations — including an entire town in western North Carolina, a state official said. The Party Rock Fire, which has consumed about 2,000 acres, was headed toward Lake Lure, a community of about 1,200 people, beside a lake by the same name in Chimney Rock…

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