The fire picked its spots as it tore through the Gatlinburg area Monday: It destroyed at least 150 buildings but left others intact.
Downtown Gatlinburg remains closed to the public as wildfires continue to burn near town.
The number of people who died as a direct result of the fire in the area of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has risen to 12.
Tennessee mayor: 13 people died from wildfires, including person who appears to have had heart attack fleeing flames.
The city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, allowed people back inside the city to check on their businesses and homes.
Country music star Dolly Parton announced plans to give $1,000 per month to families who lost homes in the Tennessee wildfires.