Tennessee Wildfires Burn 100 Homes, Force Thousands to Flee

Out-of-control wildfires forced thousands to flee to safer ground around the city of Gatlinburg in eastern Tennessee.
2:20 | 11/29/16

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Transcript for Tennessee Wildfires Burn 100 Homes, Force Thousands to Flee
forcing evacuations in a popular resort area of Tennessee. This video from inside one popular hotel, you can see the flames surround the building. The dry and windy weather there fueling the fires overnight. One fire now on the edge of dollywood where people are being brought to safety. Overnight, fierce flames and blinding smoke racing across the Tennessee mountains. Oh, my god. We need to leave. Reporter: The wildfires engulfing the resort towns of gatlinburg home of dollywood. We relocated 19 families that were staying with us in our cabin properties and then relocated about 50 of our guest room guests here at dollywood. Reporter: Officials ordering everyone to leave calling the fire unpredictable. We're dealing with a situation here that is very dynamic. It's changing every moment. Reporter: Dramatic video posted online showing people evacuating. The roads barely visible from the smoke and the flames creeping closer to the road. 15-year-old Logan baker inside a gatlinburg hotel stuck because the only road out of town was closed. We're on the first floor because they had to break the windows on the upper floors because we were suffocating from the smoke like so bad like we were on the ground suffocating. Like we were flat. You had to lay perfectly flat or the smoke was like just too thick -- we had masks but it was even too thick for the masks. Reporter: The fire moved faster than anyone expected. Ten minutes after they told us we had time to evacuate, the fires were coming up over the hills, the flames came up into the parking lot. So then they told us we had to all stay inside. Reporter: The sue chef at that hotel posting this terrifying video on Facebook flames surrounding the building as smoke fills the room. He later wrote, they're all safe. We should point out Logan told us he and his family have been evacuated from that hotel. A bit of relief there and a bit of relief for the firefighters. The first of two storm systems is bringing heavy rain to the area right now. The second system moves in tonight.

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