Fire on the Mountain

Six months ago in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a small fire, likely started by teenagers playing with matches while on a hike, burst out of control, killing 14 people and destroying thousands of homes. It was the worst wildfire the Smoky Mountains had suffered in more than one hundred years. Justin Heckert, who knows how to write, features the people who narrowly escaped the fire and honors those who perished in the blaze.


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