November 2016: Deadly Fires in Tennessee
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of November 2016.
1. Oklahoma Suffers 5.0 Earthquake 2. One Step Closer to Treatment, Vaccine for Zika 3. Earthquake and Tsunami Hit New Zealand 4. Wildfires Spread in Southeast U.S. 5. Scientists Announce Breakthrough in GMO Plants 6. Deadly Train Derailment in India 7. Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Schoolchildren 8. Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes 9. Zika Appears in Texas 10. Deadly Fires in Tennessee 11. Ecstasy Goes to Clinical Trials for PTSD Treatment
- Deadly Fires in Tennessee
- On Nov. 28, 2016, wildfires begin to move from the Great Smoky Mountains into the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The fires kill at least four, injure 45, with more missing. Search and rescue teams are moving house by house to find the missing persons. The fires destroy over 15,000 acres of land, forcing many of the tourists and residents in the area to evacuate. Hundreds of buildings are consumed by the fast-moving fires.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Erik Schelzig