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Federal judge rules USNPS liable for monetary damages in suit over 2016 Smokies fire

The National Park Service can be held financially responsible for failing to warn residents a raging inferno was headed toward Gatlinburg in 2016, a federal judge has ruled.


U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer swatted down the NPS bid to escape a trial in lawsuits filed by victims and survivors of  those who died in the Gatlinburg wildfires, which claimed 14 lives, damaged or destroyed 2,500 homes and caused $2 billion in damage.


https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/09/09/national-park-service-failed-warn-gatlinburg-wildfires-judge-rules/5752222002/

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