GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- Tennesse Mayor Larry Waters confirmed another fatality from the wildfires that swept through the Great Smokey Mountains, raising the total deaths to four.
Waters also said Wednesday that nearly four dozen people have been injured in the fires.
Reports say that more than 150 buildings were destroyed. They heavy rain that came it early Wednesday morning helped put out some of the wildfires, but officials say more that 200 firefighters are still out battling flames and hot spots.
Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller also announced Wednesday that mud and rock slides are new struggles for the clean up, caused due to the lack of foliage.