Aerial video shows devastation of Gatlinburg fire

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GATLINBURG (WATE) – A view from the air is giving a look at the devastating damage in Gatlinburg.

A fire near the Chimney Tops spread, causing dozens of fires across Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley.

  • NOTE: The video above was recorded Tuesday afternoon.

WATE went up with pilots from Scenic Helicopter Tours to get a bird’s eye look at the fires.

“It’s very shaky because it is so windy,” said Beesley. “Getting into that smoke while being in a helicopter also created a lot of turbulence.”

Click here for updates on the fire damage.

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