Forest fires in the United States, Tennessee claimed the lives of three people and destroyed hundreds of homes, reports CNN. Reports of casualties came from the resort town of Gatlinburg, where the fire in particular destroyed the house of the mayor Mike Warner.
Gatlinburg is located on the border of the national Park Great Smoky Mountains. More than 14 thousand residents were evacuated. According to the calculations of mayor Warner, destroyed about 100 homes and buildings. Throughout the district with a fire that was rapidly spread by strong winds, destroyed about 500 buildings.
According to Warner, in Gatlinburg is still not extinguished more than a dozen homes, but the fire is no longer spreading. The members of the fire service to help the soldiers of the National guard of the United States, reports TASS.
The head of the city fire Greg Miller in an interview with CNN did not rule out that the number of victims can increase, as long as firefighters examined not all of the burned buildings.
Regional edition Knoxnews , citing data from the authorities and fire reports that the worst is over and soon evacuees can return. The authorities ‘ efforts will be aimed at restoring water supply in the affected areas.
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