Total Number Of Structures Destroyed In Gatlinburg Fire STAGGERING

November 30, 2016Nov 30, 2016

700 structures.

That's how many have been destroyed already in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and surrounding Sevier County, according to The Tennessean.

300 of those buildings are in the small resort town of Gatlinburg alone, just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the fires are still raging.

The death toll is currently at seven.

As BizPac Review pointed out yesterday, the mainstream media gave little coverage to the breaking news of the fire devastation, instead continuing their enthrallment with Jill Stein's election recount efforts.

Despite the lack of national media attention, many communities have come together to provide so much aid that the Red Cross actually put a momentary hold on donations this afternoon because so many donations have flooded in.

National Park Service officials are hoping for rain, saying it could be "very helpful" in containing the fire in the drought-parched region.

Please pray for rain, for the recovery efforts of the affected communities, and for the safety of firefighters and other emergency responders.

Yesterday on Twitter, President-Elect Donald Trump wrote, "My thoughts and prayers are with the great people of Tennessee during these terrible wildfires. Stay safe!"