Apocalyptic scene! Terrifying video, photos of Smokey Mountains engulfed; massive resort town evacuations


Wildfires engulfed the Great Smoky Mountain National Park on Monday and strong winds further complicated efforts to put out the fires, forcing a mandatory evacuation order to be issued for residents of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Terrifying videos and breathtaking pictures below show the scene near downtown Gatlinburg (*Warning: Some of the following tweets contain language not suitable for children and some might find objectionable): 



One resident recounts his harrowing tale, and asks the country for prayers.


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