Gatlinburg Wildfires: 4 Things You Should Know About Worst Tennessee Fire in 100 Years

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1. Worst fire in over 100 years 

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(Photo: Courtesy of National Park Services Staff/Handout via Reuters)Smoke plumes from wildfires are shown in the Great Smokey Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 28, 2016.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and government officials have said the wildfire that started on Nov. 28 is the worst the state has seen in at least a century.

"This is a fire for the history books," said Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller, according to UPI. "The likes of this has never been seen here. But the worst is definitely over with."

"It's a little numbing, to be honest with you, to see the extent of the damage," Haslam said upon visiting Gatlinburg.

As 13 people were confirmed dead on Friday, over 50 are still missing and as many as 80 people are being treated for injuries.

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