LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Firefighters from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have contained a wildfire near Cherokee, N.C.
The National Park Service says the blaze was contained late Tuesday afternoon after it burned about 100 acres northwest of the Raven Fork Overlook. The fire was first spotted Sunday.
The cause of the fire is being investigated and firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots in the burned area and monitor fire lines on Wednesday.
Park roads and trails in the area remain open.
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