Panel to review how the fire spread from the park to the Tennessee city

GATLINBURG, Tennessee. – A fire review team in Tennessee is going to investigate the fire that tore through Gatlinburg and 14 people killed.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash tells the Knoxville News-Sentinel ( ) that a team that is activated in order to review the November wildfires that spread out of the park and in the tourism community.

Cash says the team will be composed of representatives of the Park Service, the us Forest Service, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and a fire chief from a neighboring community. He expects the team to arrive “in the next week or two.”

There is some criticism of how the Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials dealt with the fire, which began Nov. 23 on 1.5 acres, in a secluded part of the park.


Information: Knoxville News Sentinel,

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