GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Officials say buildings at the Arrowmont School of Arts received significant damage by the fire.
Billy May, Executive Director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts posted on Facebook some photos from the school property as the fire moved closer and took over some of the buildings.
May said when he left campus the fire was approaching from the hillside above campus. Two dorms buildings and a maintenance shed were destroyed. May said he pleaded with the fire department to soak the walls of other buildings but the hope is the metal roofs may offer some protection.
"These pictures are too sad for any words I can offer. We will see what the tomorrow brings," said May.