VIDEO: Campers from Illinois capture terrifying escape from Gatlinburg wildfires
Gatlinburg, Tenn.--A group of friends from Illinois happened to be camping in Pigeon Forge on Monday when wildfires engulfed their campsite.
The campers tell FOX 17 Nashville reporter Harriet Wallace they were trying to cook when the power went out. When they stepped outside, they found flames everywhere. The group quickly jumped in their vehicle to escape the fire and were faced with trying to escape the blaze.
The campers shared dash cam video of their terrifying experience trying to escape the wildfire which seemed to block every direction. Thankfully, they were okay and shared the videos with FOX 17.