Tennessee’s Massive Wildfire Is Spreading And It’s Truly Tragic

A smoky sky has become all too common for residents of Eastern Tennessee. This month has seen tragedy and devastation as wildfires continue to plague this part of the country, which also includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. While nearly 4,000 firefighters have been diligently protecting land, people, and property from further damage, it appears as though these fires continue to spread. The resort areas of Gatlinburg are evacuated and burning, which is not only heartbreaking, but particularly concerning, since many families and visitors flock to this area over the holidays.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What are your thoughts on this tragic situation? How have you or the residents in your area been affected by these fires?