Local fire chief rips USNPS response to deadly 2016 wildfire that began in Great Smoky Mountains NP

The National Park Service insists the agency did its best to warn residents and leaders in Gatlinburg of the approach of wildfires that would later claim 14 lives, but the city’s former fire chief isn’t buying it, records show.

In a scathing affidavit filed in U.S. District Court, former Gatlinburg Fire Department Chief Greg Miller takes direct aim at the National Park Service for the wildfires that swept through the city in November 2016, killing 14 people and destroying more than 2,500 homes and businesses.

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