Dolly Parton's My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year.
For folks who have lost everything, that money will be a godsend. Not only do they have to find a new place to live, but buy all new furniture and clothes.
More than 400 firefighters have spent the past two days battling wildfires. Officials say 200 firefighters throughout the region pitched in to battle the wildfires in Gatlinburg. That includes several crews from the Channel 3 viewing area.
The community support has been phenomenal-- People donating food, supplies as well as water and Gatorade to firefighters working the three major fires in Hamilton County.
Fire crews have repeatedly said dry conditions are fueling the flames and with no significant rainfall predicted for the near future, firefighters are preparing to battle these fires for weeks, maybe even months.
Jon Pelton is the only Incident Meteorologist, or IMET, working in the Channel 3 viewing area. He's stationed near the the wildfire in the Cohutta Wilderness.
Smoke from dozens of wildfires burning across the Southeast has people coughing and wheezing, even in places like Atlanta that are far from the flames.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the state is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for setting wildfires in the western part of the state.
Wildfires are raging through the drought-stricken South, blanketing multiple states in haze as firefighters race to temper the flames.
Thick smoke has settled over a wide area of the southern Appalachians, where dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning through decades of leaf litter, and people breathe in tiny bits of the forest with every gulp of air.
The Chattanooga Hamilton county Air Pollution Control Bureau issued a code red which means it is unhealthy to everyone in the area.
The ban applies to all open-air burning including leaf and woody debris and construction burning, campfires and other fire activity outside of municipalities where local ordinances apply.
Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities.
Volunteers from all over the state and the U.S. are stepping help to help fight the wildfires spreading throughout the Tennessee Valley and in Georgia, including pilots with the National Guard.
The U.S. Forest Service closed the entire Citico Creek Wilderness and the portion of the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.
More than 5,000 firefighters and support staff from around the nation have come to the Southeast, because that's where the wildfires are right now.
The FEMA grant provides federal funds to reimburse costs to Tennessee to fight the Smith Mountain fire burning in Bledsoe, Hamilton and Sequatchie counties.