Statement from Senator Doug Overbey regarding Sevier County fires

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), who represents Sevier County in District 2 in the Tennessee Senate, made the following statement in regards to the Sevier County fires which have left a path of destruction through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:

“My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those who have suffered catastrophic loss or have been displaced due to the wildfires in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and other portions of Sevier County. I am grateful to the first responders, medical professionals, local law enforcement, city and state officials, and National Guardsmen and women who are working to assist our citizens in need. We are very grateful for the help of those who have come from near and far to help in this time of great need.”

“This disaster has demonstrated the great courage and volunteer spirit of the people of Tennessee. This will be a long recovery as the devastation and loss which has occurred here is overwhelming, but we find comfort in the outpouring of support that is coming in worldwide.”

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