Tennessee mayor: 10 dead after wildfires

Sidney James Mountain Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Credit: Ashley Biggens via WATE ReportIt!)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WHLT) – Larry Waters, mayor of Sevier County said the number of people who have died from the wildfires in East Tennessee has now reached 10.

Waters made the announcement Thursday afternoon during a news conference saying the deaths of from the Gatlinburg fires had risen from seven to 10.

He also said that about 80 people are being treated for various injuries.

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