Update: 7 dead in Tennessee wildfire

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UPDATE: The death toll in Tennesee wildfires has reached seven.

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – The mayor of Gatlinburg, Tennessee confirms 3 deaths in wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes, businesses.

Welfare checks are still going on.

The mayor is among those who lost a home and a business.

14,000 people remain evacuated from the city near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

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