Gatlinburg Firefighter Couldn’t Save His Own Home
(CNN) -- By 2 pm on Monday, Peter Thompson knew that wildfires were threatening his neighborhood, so he told his wife Yolanda to find a hotel and go there with their two daughters Ana, 16 and Georgia, 11. The firefighter and paramedic was working with the Sevier County Ambulance Service that day and could see all the smoke in the air.