Photos show devastation of eastern Tennessee wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Wildfires have ravaged Gatlinburg and surrounding areas in eastern Tennessee.

Three people were killed in raging wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee, and officials are bracing for the possibility of more blazes overnight.

Photos released by Getty Images Tuesday show the devastation from the fires that started Monday.

The wildfires have damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in and near eastern Tennessee’s resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in a dizzying 24 hours, officials said.

The fire that sparked the dozen other blazes was “human-caused,” National Park Service spokeswoman Dana Soehn said, without elaborating. The blaze is under investigation.