Wildfire Fight Continues in Tennessee

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 The fight continues against the deadly wildfires in Tennessee.

National Park officials say the fires that reached Gatlinburg began days earlier on a trail in the mountains 10 miles south of the city.

Strong winds then helped spread the fire. So far at least seven people have died.

The blazes have scorched thousands of acres in the resort-heavy area, burning more than 700 buildings in Sevier County.

About 14,000 residents and tourists have evacuated.

Authorities are continuing to block access to the city.

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