Though devastating wildfires in the Gatlinburg/Sevier County area of Tennessee have scorched more than 100 buildings, downtown Gatlinburg is mostly intact, officials said at a press conference this morning.
"The worst is definitely over with," according to Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller. "We're dealing with 15 mile-an-hour winds today, where we were dealing with 87 mile-an-hour winds last night."
More than 2,000 people have checked into emergency shelters. Hundreds of firefighters from around the region arrived help extinguish blazes.