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Wildfires continue to blaze in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of popular vacation towns at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More than 14,000 residents and visitors have been evacuated from Gatlinburg alone.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson checks in with Bart Fricks (@BCFricks), whose company owns 19 restaurants in the region, including six in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

This article was originally published on November 29, 2016.

This segment aired on November 29, 2016.

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