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Nashville Firefighters Return From Sevier County

Posted at 10:17 PM, Dec 03, 2016

More Mid-State firefighters have returned home after helping contain the wildfires in Gatlinburg.

Nashville firefighters said they were glad to help out and have been thankful to be back. They returned home Saturday evening.

Many firefighters who have returned home said the devastation they’ve seen has been heartbreaking.

Fourteen of Nashville's firefighters spent four days out in Sevier County.

The captain said they responded to structure fires, put out hot spots, and conducted search and rescue missions.

He said he felt a lot of pressure to represent Nashville well, and it was a great time being surrounded by firefighters from all around the state.

"I think as humans it's just in our nature to help people out, so firefighters do that daily,” said Tim Moyers. “But when we have disasters like this, it just reinforces human spirit, something like that, everybody wants to help."

The captain said the next few days he and his men will be catching up on some much needed sleep, but he said if he had to do it all over again, he would just to help out.