Update: Gatlinburg Wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WDEF)- 10 people have now been confirmed dead due to the wildfires in Gatlinburg.

Officials held a press conference only a few hours ago with that update.

They also say close to a hundred people have been treated for injuries.

Many continue to search Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas for loved ones.

Those fires destroyed hundreds of homes and business as well.

“I’m sorry to report that we have an increase in the number of fatalities from 7 to 10. And when they are positiviely identified, we’ll release that information.”

“We had treated 74 people at the medical center. We have 6 more people that have been treated. Most of which we think have been released but we don’t have specifics,” said  Mayor Waters

Those fires destroyed hundreds of homes and business as well.

Officials with the national park system say that 17 acres have burned.

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