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JUDGE RULES SURVIVORS CAN SUE OVER DEADLY GATLINBURG FIRE

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A federal judge has ruled that survivors of a deadly Gatlinburg wildfire can sue the National Park Service for failing to warn them of the danger. The fire began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in November 2016. The survivors’ attorney argues the agency didn’t notify those nearby about the blaze as mandated in its fire management plan. A judge agreed, ruling victims can sue on the grounds that the Park Service failed to warn them, though they can’t challenge the park service’s firefighting decisions.


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