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Gatlinburg wildfire: How you can help those saving evacuated homes


Acworth police have come up with a way for you to help the firefighters in Tennessee but you need to act fast.

Get some bottled water and head to Acworth Detention Center, 4400 Acworth Industrial Drive NW.

The Acworth Police Department is collecting the bottled water and will make sure it gets to the emergency workers in Gatlinburg, Tenn., fighting to keep the flames back from evacuated homes, the agency wrote on its Facebook page.

Wildfires scorch tourist area in Tennessee; thousands flee

Dollywood, other Tennessee tourist destinations evacuated due to wildfires

They are accepting donations until 5 p.m.

"The police officers, state troopers, fire firefighters and rangers are doing their part and then some, let's help them out during this time," the agency wrote.

Emergency officials ordered evacuations in downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and in other areas of Sevier County near the Great Smoky Mountains. About 14,000 residents and visitors were evacuated from Gatlinburg alone.


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