Welcome to the Wild Bear Inn, part of the tourism industry that is the backbone of the Gatlinburg area.
The wildfire that ravaged through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park left behind a scene full of ashes and blackened trees.
While everyone else was evacuating the Gatlinburg fires, brave men and women drove into some of the worst parts to protect the city.
Santa Claus took some time out of his busy schedule to visit with children affected by the devastating Sevier County wildfire.
Dolly Parton’s The Dollywood Foundation announced Wednesday it would be giving $1,000 per month for six months to families who lost everythi…
The American Red Cross of East Tennessee partnered Thursday with WATE 6 On Your Side and other Knoxville media outlets for a phone bank, rai…
Scott Frederick, an employee at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, shared stunning photos of the aftermath of the fires in Gatlinburg.
Viewer Andrew Duncan captured drone video of the damage done by the fires in Gatlinburg and Sevier County.
Knox County Schools has organized a massive amount of relief efforts for those affected by the fires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
A crew with the Oak Ridge Fire Department helped rescue 12 people during the wildfires in Sevier County Monday night.
Rev. Ed Taylor was found dead outside of his home due to smoke inhalation, according to son who spoke with detectives.
Volunteers are working to make sure there’s enough food for any and all pets that will be coming to the emergency intake shelter at the Sevi…
Family members confirm to WATE 6 On Your Side that Alice Hagler was found dead in her cabin. Authorities have not yet discussed her death.
Here is a growing list of sites and how they have been affected by the wildfire in Sevier County.
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge draw in thousands of tourists but they also attract brides. Both cities are wedding destinations.
The National Park Service and the Gatlinburg Police Department gave WATE 6 On Your Side a private tour of the fire damage earlier on Tuesday…
Chris Allen watched helplessly from his home in Kentucky as raging fires destroyed his cabins in Gatlinburg.
More than 100 buildings were destroyed according to reports by Sevier County Emergency Management Agency.
Tennessee National Guard is jumping in to help fight fires in Gatlinburg.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported that Ober Gatlinburg was reportedly entirely destroyed, but a spokesperson from Ober Gatlinbu…
Monroe County Dispatch said there are mandatory evacuations in the Tellico Plains and Vonore areas due to fires.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) estimates more than 14,000 residents and visitors evacuated.
Dollywood is closed through December 2 as fires burn through Gatlinburg.
Evacuations are underway as wildfires burn in Sevier County and other parts of East Tennessee.
Dozens of people are trapped inside the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg.
The National Park Service confirmed there have been 14 confirmed fatalities and more than 2400 structures damaged or destroyed in the fire.
“You don’t expect it to be like this, you don’t. It spread the way it did so fast. Nobody expected it. I didn’t,” said Janet Lail.
Firefighters say the Quarry Creek wildfire near Tellico Plains is 80 percent contained and more than 600 acres have been burned. Crews are s…
Walland Elementary evacuated students and staff Thursday when a brush fire began nearby. Through Sunday that fire has already burned 1,055 a…
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to fig…