Smoke rises from the remains of the Alamo Steak House on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner said discussions were under way about re-opening the resort city as early as Friday, which would give business owners and residents their first look at the damage in a city that has been closed since Monday night.Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said the homes of several firefighters are among the estimated 300 plus buildings in the city that have been destroyed.Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said officials plan to announce Thursday morning when local residents and business owners can return to the city.Gatlinburg Police Chief Randall Brackins said they have searched about 30 percent or less of the city so far.More than 14,000 people were evacuated from Gatlinburg on Monday night, and many of them are still nervously awaiting word of when they can get back in the city to see if they still have homes.
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