A team of fire experts is assembling at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to conduct a review of the deadly Chimney Tops 2 fire that started in the park the day before Thanksgiving and blew up the following Monday to engulf Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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Exemptions to President Trump's hiring freeze for federal employees will allow the National Park Service to address seasonal and short-term positions, but uncertainty remains over the size of the agency's permanent workforce and whether it will be sufficient to manage the more than 400 units of the National Park System, a National Parks Conservation Association official said Wednesday.
Newfound Gap Road In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Being Considered For National Scenic Byway Designation
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking the public’s input on a draft corridor management plan for Newfound Gap Road. The development of the plan is required for park officials to seek designation for the road as a National Scenic Byway, a designation that opens up opportunities to the park and gateway communities to compete for special grants that enhance the travel corridor.
Travel in Great Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave, and Shenandoah national parks, and no doubt some others, was dicey Friday morning due to a winter storm that was coating roads with ice and snow.
Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park worked deep into the night Monday to see if a single-engine plane had crashed somewhere in the middle of the park.
A dozen days after a fire storm swept out of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and across Gatlinburg, Tennessee, leading to 14 deaths and consuming more than 1,000 structures, the national park planned to reopen its western entrance to the public on Friday in conjunction with the reopening of Gatlinburg.
Two Juveniles Charged In Connection With Deadly Chimney Tops 2 Fire At Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Two juveniles from Tennessee have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the Chimney Tops 2 Fire at Great Smoky Mountains National Park that led to 14 deaths.
With wetter weather providing help from above, firefighters at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are making progress on containing the Chimney Tops 2 Fire blamed for 14 deaths in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Unseasonably dry weather, apparent carelessness with fire, and hurricane-force winds turned a 1.5-acre fire along the roof of Great Smoky Mountains National Park into a killer conflagration that will long leave a mark on Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the park. Contributor Danny Bernstein examines the damage that's been done.
Six-hundred firefighters were spread out across Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday trying to better assess the growing footprint of the deadly Chimney Tops 2 Fire while also working to get the upper hand on a second fire that had covered 750 acres in the park's backcountry.