Rebuilding the Smokies: Video from the front lines during 2016 wildfires

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Local 8 News team members spent countless hours and tears following the stories that emerged from the Sevier County wildfires. On the first nights of November 28 and 29, 2016, reporters and crews dived into the smoke to bring East Tennessee the latest news and updates from what was happening on the ground.

These are the videos that our team members shared with viewers on our Facebook page. These videos captured the raw emotion and real-time scene in Sevier County during the nights and days in which the fires burned.

We've shared them again to remember what happened, but also to see how the community has both grown stronger and moved forward in the year since the devastation.