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Smoky Mountains Burn

Terrified guests are trapped inside a burning Hilton hotel as a huge wildfire engulfs Tennessee resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Dollywood theme park has been evacuated as thousands of tourists and residents fled the Great Smoky Mountains amidst reports of cars bursting into flames, dozens of homes being engulfed by fire, and the sky turning brown with smoke and flames. Motorists clogged the roads after the Gatlinburg Fire Department ordered the mandatory evacuation of the town at just after 6pm on Monday, as strong wind conditions fanned the flames making the fire increasingly unpredictable and dangerous. Terrifying video shot from the Gatlinburg Park Vista Hilton Hotel appeared to show flames just outside the windows, as guests huddled together inside. Witnesses report that dozens of people are still trapped inside the hotel which is surrounded by flames. No deaths have been reported. 

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