Gatlinburg reopens to tourists and needs their support

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- The town of Gatlinburg and parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will reopen for the first time since last week's deadly wildfires.

The fires burned more than 1,500 homes and businesses in the Gatlinburg area.

The death toll is a 14.

For the last few days, business owners in Gatlinburg have been working overtime to clean up and get ready for tourists to return.

Most businesses are dealing with smoke damage.

Two juveniles are charged with aggravated arson for starting the fire on November 23rd in the Chimney Tops area of the park.


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