PRAY FOR GATLINBURG TENNESSEE, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS RESIDENTS,EXTREME FIRES
**** UPDATE ON GATLINBURG FIRES *******
Local news (see WATE(dot)com) is now reporting at least 30 structures in
downtown Gatlinburg now on fire and fully involved including a large hotel
and several groups of apartments. The Park Vista Hotel is also threatened
and may be on fire. Also, the Airport Road/Reagan Drive area is where most
of the older churches in Gatlinburg are as well and includes the Catholic,
Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and over on Hwy 321 First Baptist Church
plus a number of small mountain churches - all are threatened with
facilities being lost in the fires. A lot of these church buildings are
historic. There are several large homes, including a 32,000 square foot
mansion home, that could be lost as well.
It's a very, very serious, dangerous and heartbreaking event in the worst
fire season on record. Many fire departments around the area along with
EMS, TEMA, National Guard and other agencies are on scene or on the way to
assist with this extreme situation.
More rain is forecast overnight with a break tomorrow afternoon then
another round of heavier rain tomorrow evening and overnight.
Pray, pray, pray that we get a lot of rain.
Randy (The Guy from Knoxville)
Nov 29, 2016