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Dad Searches for Missing Family in Deadly Tenn. Wildfires

Gov. Bill Haslam called it the worst fire the state has seen in 100 years

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    Evacuees forced from their homes and businesses by rapidly spreading wildfires in East Tennessee Monday night are getting their first look at the damage left behind. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016)

    A Tennessee father was searching for his family Wednesday as firefighters continued to battle the state's historic wildfires for a third day, NBC News reported.

    The last time Michael Reed heard from with his wife, Constance, and his daughters, Lily, 9, and Chloe, 12, they told him they could see flames across the street from their home in the resort town of Gatlinburg. Reed told them to call 911 and by the time he reached his house, the entire street had been engulfed in flames.

    His only hope was that his wife and two daughters got out alive. Reed has been waiting at a local evacuation center in nearby Pigeon Forge hoping for an update.

    Since Monday, wildfires have whipped through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Four people have been killed, about four dozen have been injured, about 14,000 have been forced to flee their homes and more than 10,000 have been left without power.

    Gov. Bill Haslam called it the worst fire the state has seen in 100 years.