The Church reports all missionaries and members in Sevier County, Tennessee, were not harmed following the wildfires that rampaged for almost two weeks through the Great Smoky Mountains.
Fifteen Latter-day Saint families are counted among the estimated 14,000 people displaced by wildfires in Tennessee’s Sevier County.
The massive blaze, which is believed to be human caused, has caused nine deaths, destroyed 700 homes, and consumed more than 15,000 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains. Many of the destroyed home were inside Gatlinburg city limits.
No members or missionaries were harmed, although the fire did force 15 member families from their residences.