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WATCH: Brothers Escape Tennessee Fire

WATCH: Brothers Escape Tennessee Fire
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WATCH: Brothers Escape Tennessee Fire

Two stepbrothers filmed their narrow escape from a harrowing Tennessee fire.

The fire, which raged in Gatlinburg for miles on end, has been responsible for the deaths of three people. The incident destroyed 150 homes and businesses and displaced around 14,000 people.

Tennessee Fire: ‘Everything on fire’

Michael Luciano was one of the stepbrothers who shot a video of their escape from the fire. “Being stuck there for one or two minutes, it felt like ten,” he said.

Luciano’s stepbrother Anthony Fulton was in the same car when the duo was escaping the tragic calamity.

“I said, ‘We gotta go.’ And when we went, I could not believe what I’d just seen,” Fulton said.

Brothers can’t believe they made it

Pondering over the experience, Luciano said he feels extremely lucky to have made it safe. “Just after watching the video, it’s amazing to think we even made it.”

As reported by Knoxville News Sentinel, with winds expected to reach 60 miles per hour, there is growing concern about the scope of the damage. A curfew through 6 a.m. was put into effect for Gatlinburg residents.

Mike Werner, mayor of Gatlinburg, said that the city will recover from the tragedy it finds itself in the midst of. “Gatlinburg is a very strong, resilient community,” he said. “We will rebuild. We will remain the vibrant tourist community that we are.”

Also read: California Wildfire – Fire Map, Routes, Affected Area And Evacuation

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