Authorities have arrested a man on charges of setting an eastern
Tucker is being held in
A conviction would carry a sentence of one to six years in jail and up to
More than 1,400 wildfires have burned across
Tucker is one of several people charged in setting wildfires in
The Republican governor on Thursday suspended certain state laws and eased other requirements to help victims of the storms. He gave the commissioner of Commerce and Insurance discretion to assist policyholders even when premium payments have been delayed, and waived fees for the issuance of driver's licenses and other identification for victims of the disasters. His order freed up medical professionals licensed in other states to help
Wildfires descended on the city of
This item has been corrected to show that the emergency declaration was made Thursday, not Tuesday.
Hurricane-force winds fueled wildfires on Monday night, forcing more than 14,000 residents and tourists to evacuate the city of
Authorities are following up on dozens of leads about missing people, but they do not know exactly how many people may be missing. Officials say most of the burned areas will have been searched by the end of Thursday.
More than 14,000 residents and tourists were forced to evacuated Monday night when high winds spread wildfires throughout the area near the
Many people are still anxiously waiting to get back into
When authorities decide it's safe for people to return to the fire-devastated city of
The 57-year-old, privately employed handyman discovered that his house had been consumed by the wildfires raging through the
Howard is one of thousands of people still waiting to be allowed back into
Howard was released from the hospital Wednesday night, and spent the night at a hotel in
Country music legend
More than 14,000 people were evacuated from
The flames reached the doorstep of Dollywood, the theme park named after Parton. The park was spared any significant damage and will reopen Friday.
Parton said she hopes the financial assistance will help people who lost everything get back on their feet again.
The superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National park says the wildfires that devastated parts of eastern
After nearly 24 hours of drenching rain helped quench a series of devastating wildfires in eastern
Werner was one of several city officials managing the crisis while dealing with personal losses. He lost his home and his business.
Officials discovered three more bodies Wednesday, raising the death toll to seven. Three other people who had been trapped since the wildfires began were rescued.