Photos of the Wildfires Near Gatlinburg, Tennessee

On Monday, a fire erupted in a section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, quickly spreading through the drought-affected area around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, forcing a quick evacuation of thousands of residents and tourists. More than 250 houses and businesses have been reported damaged or destroyed, and so far four deaths have been blamed on the fires. Search and rescue teams are covering the foothills around Gatlinburg now, as investigators work toward discovering the origin of what they describe as a “human caused” wildfire.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • DenisTangneyJr / iStockphoto / Getty

    Massachusetts: Images of the Bay State

    A few glimpses of the landscape of Massachusetts, and some of the animals and people calling it home

  • Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Watery Labyrinth, Giza Necropolis, Wuhan Opera

    Movie-making in Italy, a drive-in viewing of the World Series in Los Angeles, a church set ablaze in Chile, wildfires in Colorado, balloon crop-spraying in China, rescued huskies in Russia, and much more

  • Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

    Photos: Prodemocracy Protests in Thailand

    A recent string of demonstrations against Thailand’s military-backed government continues despite crackdowns by officials.

  • Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

    Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season

    Bundle up, maybe grab a mug of hot cider, and enjoy this batch of recent fall photos.