Another Summers brother released from hospital after wildfire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Branson Summers was released Sunday afternoon from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, WREG confirmed.
He spent almost two weeks there recovering after the wildfires in Gatlinburg.
He was there with his family, who is from Memphis, to celebrate his brothers Jared and Wesley’s 22nd birthday. But it ended when they were told to evacuate their cabin in the valley.
The thick smoke separated them after their car couldn’t get farther then a tree blocking the road.
Somehow the boys’ parents, Jon and Janet, went one way while the three brothers went the other — all fighting through thick smoke and destruction.
He said the brothers fought through walls of fire, making it several miles to the bottom of the mountain before passing out and being found by authorities.
Sadly, the parents didn’t make it.
All three brothers were hospitalized, but Jared was released shortly after.
Wesley is still in the hospital, but he is stable.